Winning at Work

Author: Court Durkalski
Publisher: Higherlife Development Services
ISBN: 9781935245452
Format: PDF, ePub
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Every day millions of people show up for work to do a job they don't enjoy for a boss they don't like for pay they consider insufficient. Sound familiar? Maybe you are one of the lucky ones who likes what you do for a living. But whether you are stuck in a job you don't like or look forward to work every day, you have the opportunity to increase your level of satisfaction, significance, joy and productivity. In Winning at Work, you will uncover secrets to getting ahead that perhaps you've never considered before. This is not just another self-help book. Be prepared to be surprised, delighted and maybe, just maybe inspired to embrace ideas and habits that will cause you to get more out of the time you spend on the job. So get ready for change! Just one hour of reading Winning at Work will revolutionize your life!

The Why of Work How Great Leaders Build Abundant Organizations That Win

Author: David Ulrich
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071744249
Format: PDF, ePub
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THE NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER! ADVANCE PRAISE FOR THE WHY OF WORK: "Principled, timely, and engaging, The Why of Work teaches that building a culture of abundance and common purpose is essential to organizational success." --Stephen R. Covey, bestselling author of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People "Will have a major impact on how individuals shape their attitude to work, how organizations create abundant cultures, and how leaders turn personal meaning into public good." --Jigmi Y. Thinley, Prime Minister of Bhutan "The Why of Work shows a better, different way to build and lead organizations. It is an insightful guide to how leaders can infuse meaning into their organizations." --Jeffrey Pfeffer, Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Business and author of Power: Why Some People Have It—and Others Don't "This book brings the question 'why' to the place in which we spend most of our adult lives, giving us insightful tools to help make a meaningful difference in people's lives." --Don Hall, Jr., president and CEO, Hallmark Cards, Inc. "This is a must read for anyone who works, leads others at work, or works to build a supportive environment." --Beverly Kaye, founder/CEO, Career Systems International, and coauthor of Love 'Em or Lose 'Em: Getting Good People to Stay "The Why of Work opens the door to significant employee engagement. The alignment between company values and those of customers and communities can indeed give employees a sense of purpose while delivering great results to customers!" --Paula S. Larson, Chief HR Officer, Invesys "Blackstone has proved that finding superior leaders produces superior results. Dave Ulrich has brought this thinking to a new level at Blackstone. Every private equity investor and senior manager must read this book." --James Quella, Senior Operating Partner, The Blackstone Group According to studies, we all work for the same thing--and it's not just money. It's meaning. Through our work, we seek a sense of purpose, contribution, connection, value, and hope. Digging down to the meaning of work taps our resilience in hard times and our passion in good times. That's the simple but profound premise behind this groundbreaking book by renowned management expert Dave Ulrich and psychologist Wendy Ulrich. They've talked to thousands of people--from rank-and-file workers to clients and customers to top-level executives--and synthesized major disciplines to identify the "why" behind our most successful experiences. Using the model of the "abundant organization," they provide you with the "how" to create meaning and value in your own workplace. Learn how to: Ask the seven questions that drive abundance Understand the needs of your customers and staff Personalize the work to motivate your employees Build and grow your business in any economy By following the Ulrichs' step-by-step guidelines, you will set off a chain reaction of positive and enduring effects. Employees who fi nd meaning in their work are more competent, committed, and eager to contribute—and their contribution will result in increased customer commitment, which delivers a winning performance on the bottom line. The Why of Work includes targeted checklists, questionnaires, and other useful tools to help you turn aspirations into action. Using the proven principles of abundance, you can coordinate your needs with those of your employers, your employees, and your customers--and create a vision that resonates for years to come. When you understand why we work, you know how to succeed.

Women Winning at Work

Author: Tiffany a Washington
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780998696706
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Job hatred plagues 70% of people in this nation. The Women Winning at Work devotional addresses this dilemma with powerful scripture, commentary and prayer for many of the most common workplace woes. Over the course of twenty-one days, you will experience relatable examples of the struggles women face as they journey through the workforce. Using the power of prayer and reflection, you will learn how to shift from frustrated to fulfilled in your career. This devotional was created as a resource for women who feel like they have nowhere to turn in the face of workplace trials, and it serves as a reminder that we can always look to God for guidance. Women Winning at work gives you tools to stop feeling trapped and stuck in your vocation and move closer to your passion and purpose. A detour from the traditional devotional, Tiffany A. Washington utilizes the introduction of the book to share her personal triumph over workplace bullying, ostracism and team dysfunction. She illustrates how she conquered her worrisome worklife and shows you how to WIN in the workplace. Use Women Winning at Work to propel your worklife forward. Move from overwhelmed to overjoyed as you experience the power of prayer. Allow the words to shelter you from the turbulent winds of your personal work hags.

Fit Matters

Author: Moe Carrick
Publisher: Maven House
ISBN: 1938548752
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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How can individuals discover a job that really matches their needs? A job that provides meaning to their lives? Fit Matters shows them how – it’s a practical guide for employees at any career stage to help them find the job they’ll love. Research shows that only 30 percent of Americans, and an even lower percentage of employees around the world, strongly agree that they have a chance to bring their best selves to work. In addition, employees are increasingly seeking jobs that feed their spirits, their minds, and their hearts (they need more than just good pay and benefits). They realize that work fit is crucial if they’re to perform at their best and help their organizations reach their goals. Fit, as it happens, matters. Fit Matters is both thought-provoking and practical, with tools and exercises designed to help readers evaluate the fit between their needs and the culture of their current or prospective employer, assess and articulate what they really need to thrive at work, and develop options if they find themselves in a company or job where they are misfit. Readers will learn that self-knowledge, combined with an understanding of six elements of work fit, will help them make career decisions that will lead to better job satisfaction and improved performance – a win-win for both employee and employer. They’ll learn: Why work fit matters to them and their organizations How to master the six essential elements of fit How to assess themselves to better understand their work needs How to recognize whether their fit is as good as it should be How to evaluate their options, including flexing to fit or finding new work Fit Matters is the perfect complement to some of the bestselling titles offering career advice – it’s the only book to address the importance of “fit” between employees and organizations. No other book provides a systematic, practical framework for readers to assess and improve their happiness at work. Coupled with unique primary research, real-world examples drawn from firsthand interviews, and a number of useful tools and exercises, the book is a highly readable, accessible guide that employees and job seekers can use to find work settings they’ll love and to thrive at work over the entire course of their careers.

The Only Way to Win

Author: Jim Loehr
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1857889703
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The conditioning begins early in our lives. Great achievements will bring lasting happiness and fulfillment; great achievements form the bedrock of stable self-esteem and strong character; great achievements will become the foundation for a successful life. If these well-intentioned promises are true, why does winning never seem to be enough? In The Only Way to Win, Jim Loehr draws upon two decades of work with Fortune 500 executives; world-class athletes such as Monica Seles, Dan Jansen, and Eric Lindros; and other high achievers at the Human Performance Institute (HPI) to reveal surprising insights about achievement motivation. Specifically, Loehr finds that the blind pursuit of external achievement often results in emptiness, addiction, and, ironically, poor performance. It’s not really about what you achieve, he argues, it’s about who you become as a consequence of the chase. From the bestselling author of On Form, comes a compelling, practical, and hopeful read filled with relatable stories and useful exercises. The Only Way to Win will serve as a powerful wake-up call for business leaders, employees, teachers, and coaches. It will also provide inspiration for readers looking to perform better, achieve more, and change both their own lives and those of the people they influence.

Find the Fire

Author: Scott Mautz
Publisher: AMACOM
ISBN: 0814438237
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Is the thrill gone? What to do when your mojo's missing at work . . . For many employees, feeling burned out and uninspired is nothing new. But going through the motions impairs more than just work performance-it affects your well-being. Wouldn't it be better to feel as engaged and energized as you were on day one? Fortunately, everyone has the ability to rekindle inspiration. The key is to quit waiting for it to happen and take control of the process yourself. Whether you're wrestling with fear, disconnectedness, boredom, lack of creative outlets, overwhelm, or other issues, Find the Fire helps shake off the malaise and dial up the motivation. Packed with insights, exercises, inspiring stories, checklists, and more, this potent self-help guide identifies nine forces that drain inspiration and delivers tips and advice for turning things around, including how to: Start learning and growing again * Reconnect with coworkers and your boss * Stop procrastinating * Empower yourself * Stay in control during tough times * Overcome fear and embrace risk * Produce work you're proud of * Boost your self-confidence and personal presence * Leave your mark * And more Instead of asking what inspires you, the deeper question is, how did you lose inspiration in the first place? Learn to find it again-and fuel greater fulfillment and success.

Rebooting Work

Author: Maynard Webb
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118421248
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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From Silicon Valley leader Maynard Webb, how we can leverage technology to change how we work Maynard Webb has always been the go-to guy when Silicon Valley companies have thorny problems. Whether revamping eBay's crashing servers (transforming their technology weaknesses into a competitive strength) or investing in emerging technology start-ups, Webb brings strategic and operational savvy to every issue and venture. In his first book, Webb brings this same focus to tackle outdated models of work, created a century ago, which no longer sync up with either individual or employers' needs. Through a unique framework, Webb identifies 4 different mindsets around work (the company man, CEO of your own destiny, disenchanted employee, and the aspiring entrepreneur). It organizes those who are self-motivated versus those who are waiting to be discovered and aims to give readers the tools to become more self-actualized, happier, and ultimately more fulfilled in their careers. In identifying a paradigm shift that is already under way, Webb demonstrates clearly how to harness technology to embrace our own personal happiness, allowing people to become more productive at work and also spend more time with their families. Contains a framework that demonstrates how we can leverage technology to create better job opportunities and foster more balanced lives Written by Maynard Webb, chairman of LiveOps, former COO of e-Bay, founder of Webb Investment Network (WIN), and board member of Yahoo! and salesforce.com Includes personalized worksheets and empowering action-oriented advice Rebooting Work reveals how anyone can take control of his or her own future, finding greater fulfillment, productivity, and happiness.

Jump Ship

Author: Josh Shipp
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312646739
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Filled with encouragement and inspiration, the host of the reality series Jump Shipp offers a practical step-by-step handbook that guides readers through one of life's most difficult and important transitions - leaving behind an unsatisfying job and embarking on a new career. 30,000 first printing.

The Teamwork Ladder

Author: William J. Nippard
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1449726933
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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“The lessons taught in this book will increase productivity, improve performance and most importantly, bring members of your organization to a higher level of satisfaction both in and outside the workplace. The author’s straightforward, common-sense approach makes for an enjoyable read.” —David Newell, editor, Advertiser; Board of Judges, Canadian Newspaper Association Does your organization have great people and strong assets, yet underachieve? Many employees and employers believe they are doing the right things yet are not getting their desired results. The Teamwork Ladder teaches you specific improvements needed to bring the success and fulfillment you crave. In addition, it teaches how to implement those changes smoothly and proficiently within your unique organization. After reading this book, you will understand what has been getting in your way, preventing you from being where you want and deserve to be. You will also realize your strengths, so you can build on your constructive actions. Learn the secrets of productively working with others. Clarify what it takes for you to be living the life you dream of living. It is possible, and even easier than you may think to achieve your wildest, most ideal dreams. The Teamwork Ladder provides the practical and sensible model you need. Start building your very own teamwork ladder today, and enjoy the climb to higher levels of job fulfillment and MAXIMUM success.

How We Work

Author: Leah Weiss, PhD
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062565079
Format: PDF
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“I have long thought that what the Buddha taught can be seen as a highly developed science of mind which, if made more accessible to a lay audience, could benefit many people. I believe that Dr. Weiss’s book, in combining such insights with science and good business practice, offers an effective mindfulness based program that many will find helpful.” --His Holiness, the Dalai Lama A practical guide to bringing our whole selves to our professional work, based on the author’s overwhelmingly popular course at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. In today’s workplace, the traditional boundaries between "work" and "personal" are neither realistic nor relevant. From millennials seeking employment in the sharing economy to Gen Xers telecommuting to Baby Boomers creating a meaningful second act, the line that separates who we are from the work we do is blurrier than ever. The truth is, we don’t show up for our jobs as a portion of ourselves—by necessity, we bring both our hearts and our minds to everything we do. In How We Work, mindfulness expert and creator of the perennially-waitlisted Stanford Business School course "Leading with Mindfulness and Compassion" Dr. Leah Weiss explains why this false dichotomy can be destructive to both our mental health and our professional success. The bad news, says Weiss, is that nothing provides more opportunities for negative emotions—anxiety, anger, envy, fear, and paranoia, to name a few—than the dynamics of the workplace. But the good news is that these feelings matter. How we feel at and about work matters—to ourselves, to the quality of our work, and ultimately to the success of the organizations for which we work. The path to productivity and success, says Weiss, is not to change jobs, to compartmentalize our feelings, or to create a false "professional" identity—but rather to listen to the wisdom our feelings offer. Using mindfulness techniques, we can learn how to attend to difficult feelings without becoming subsumed by them; we can develop an awareness of our bigger picture goals that orients us and allows us to see purpose in even the most menial tasks. In How We Work, Weiss offers a set of practical, evidence-based strategies for practicing mindfulness in the real world, showing readers not just how to survive another day, but how to use ancient wisdom traditions to sharpen their abilities, enhance their leadership and interpersonal skills, and improve their satisfaction.