Making It Work at Work: A Guide to Career Development and Fulfillment (Collection)

Making It Work at Work: A Guide to Career Development and Fulfillment (Collection)

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Master Powerful Ways to Find Purpose, Fulfillment, and Greatness at Work!

Four great books show you how to find purpose, fulfillment, and greatness at work--no matter where you work or how fast your workplace is changing! Imagine the leaders of one of New York’s top real-estate firms coming together every Monday morning to hear…the moral and spiritual thoughts of a Rabbi. Wouldn’t you like to hear the paths Alan Lurie traced for his listeners, how he helped them bring together their spiritual and business lives, the sacred and the profane? Five Minutes on Mondays compiles these talks for the first time, sharing Lurie’s deep and profound inspiration on the challenges we all face--at work and in life. Lurie draws on millennia of philosophy, theology, and science to help us answer our deepest questions, comfort our deepest yearnings, and become better people: more connected to each other and to the Greater Purpose. Next, in Touchdown! Achieving Your Greatness on the Playing Field of Business (and Life), Dr. Kevin Elko shows how to build your success one brick at a time…so when it happens, it happens huge. America’s #1 performance consultant, Elko shares all he’s learned working with legendary athletes such as Emmitt Smith, championship coaches like Nick Saban, and thousands of the world’s top businesspeople. If you’re good, he’ll make you great. If you’re great, he’ll make you the best! Next, Four Secrets to Liking Your Work offers the first practical, start-to-finish program for transforming your work life: all the tools, tricks, ideas, examples, and proven research you need to make your work life more fulfilling and joyful, wherever you work--starting right now. Finally, in Your Job Survival Guide: A Manual for Thriving in Change, Gregory Shea, Ph.D., and Robert Gunther help you thrive amidst the challenges of your permanent “whitewater world” of change at work. Drawing on extensive research, they show how to protect your career, improve your resilience, and rediscover play and adventure as you “ride the workplace rapids.”

From inspirational business leaders, trainers, and authors, including Alan Lurie, Kevin Elko, Edward Muzio, Deborah Fisher, Erv Thomas, Gregory Shea, and Robert Gunther

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780133087345
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 05/14/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 925
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Alan Lurie is Managing Director at Grubb & Ellis, a national real estate service firm, following a 25-year career as a licensed architect. He is also a nondenominational ordained Rabbi, teaching, leading prayer services, and writing on issues of faith and religion. Dr. Kevin Elko is a nationally renowned performance consultant and motivational speaker. He has consulted with dozens of athletic teams, including LSU, Miami, Nebraska, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Dallas Cowboys; and with companies ranging from Travelers Insurance and Smith Kline Beecham to Prudential Securities and Tyson Foods. His books include Nerves of Steel and Winning the NFL Way. Edward G. Muzio, President and CEO of Group Harmonics, is a leader in the application of analytical models to enhance group effectiveness. He has started large organizations and small companies, led global initiatives in technology development and employee recruitment, and published papers on topics ranging from manufacturing strategy to individual productivity. Dr. Deborah J. Fisher, Ph.D., is a Visiting Research Professor at the University of New Mexico. Dedicated to group productivity and human motivation, her career has included tenure and an endowed chair position at her current institution. She previously directed the Engineering Management Program at the University of Houston. Erv Thomas, PE, Program Manager at Intel Corporation, has spent the past several years helping Intel recruit, mentor, and develop the top engineering talent in the world. He has dedicated 30,000+ hours to helping professionals and young adults live up to their full potential. Gregory P. Shea, Ph.D., consults, researches, writes, and teaches in the areas of organizational and individual change, group effectiveness, and conflict resolution. He is a principal in the Coxe Group international consultancy, Senior Consultant at the Center for Applied Research, and faculty member at Wharton. Robert E. Gunther is a professional business writer who has worked on 17 books, including The Truth About Making Decisions and Convergence Marketing.

Table of Contents

Five Minutes on Mondays

Introduction     xv

Donkey for Sale: Ethical Wealth     1

Justice on the Train: Offering Criticism     9

Try Them, Try Them: Developing Persistence     17

Door Openers: Spiritual Leadership     25

Who Needs You?: Working Together     33

Listen Up: Effective Listening     41

I Don’t Know: Respectful Conversation     49

In the Beginning: Keeping Resolutions     59

Prelude to Disaster: Building Confidence     65

Eureka !: Using Intuition     73

Something Creative: Accessing Creativity     81

Do You Mean It?: Discovering Meaning     91

You’re Finished!: Embracing Change     99

Alone on the Sofa: Finding Truth     107

The Superior Object: Resolving Conflicts of Interest     115

Hey, You Screwed Up Again!: Transforming Mistakes     121

Making Stuff Up: Reacting Objectively     129

Waiting for Nobel: Overcoming Feelings of Inadequacy     137

Self, Actually: Being Authentic     145

Return That Call: Enlightened Self-Interest     153

So, a Horse Walks into a Bar... Taking Time for Laughter     161

What If?: Facing Fear     169

The Aim of Existence: Cultivating Happiness     177

The No Negativity Event: Living with Optimism     185

A Thankfully Short Message: Living with Gratitude     195

The Power of Three: Living with Balance     201

Take a Breath: Directed Meditation     209

Go Forth: Starting on the Spiritual Journey     217

The Lonely Man: Balancing Faith and Ambition     223

What’s in Your Pocket: Integrating Opposites     233

Index     243



About the Author    xi

Foreword by Butch Davis     xiii

Foreword by Jon Dorenbos     xviii

Preface by Stewart Emery     xxvii

Introduction     1

Chapter 1: Growing Up      7

Chapter 2: You Do Not Have to Carry More Than You Can Hold     21

Chapter 3: Cutting the Internal Mental Clutter     35

Chapter 4: Just One Last Play     51

Chapter 5: Seasons of Life     63

Chapter 6: The Preseason: It Happens Before It Happens     77

Chapter 7: The Action Season: You Do Not Get What You Want: You Get What You Deserve     97

Chapter 8: The Playoffs     115

Chapter 9: The Off-Season    123

Chapter 10: Speaking Out: Heart Song Catalogue of Catch Phrases     131

Index    149


Four Secrets to Liking Your Work

Acknowledgments     xvii

About the Authors     xviii

Prologue: Monday Morning Dread     xix

Chapter 1: The Trouble with Work     1

Chapter 2: How People Act     17

Chapter 3: Watching the Action     33

Chapter 4: Why People Act     45

Chapter 5: Figuring Out Why     65

Chapter 6: What People Do     77

Chapter 7: Do What You Like     91

Chapter 8: Got Skills?      105

Chapter 9: A Bird’s Eye View     123

Appendix     139

Notes     141

Index     147


Your Job Survival Guide

Preface: We Surely All Will Die     xix

Chapter 1: An Eskimo on the Titanic     1

Chapter 2: Working the Eddies: Pace Yourself to Preserve Your Sanity     13

Chapter 3: Mastering the Roll: Prepare to Fail Gracefully and Recover Quickly     45

Chapter 4: The Power of Play: Optimism and Resilience     65

Chapter 5: Personal Flotation: You Are Responsible for Your Own Security     85

Chapter 6: Scouting and Portaging: Set Your Own Course     103

Chapter 7: Rising above the Roar: Communicate Through Symbols     137

Chapter 8: Building Flocks: Teaming for Today’s Run     163

Chapter 9: Leading Trips: Guiding Through Permanent Whitewater     187

Conclusion, What Conclusion?      205

Endnotes     219

Index     231

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Steph-C-N More than 1 year ago
These books seek to help readers to find fulfillment at work. Being a teacher, this is already a simple task in that I find fulfillment in the classroom, with my students everyday. However, this book showed me that even the tedious paperwork can be meaningful and how to deal with difficult situations and colleagues in the workplace. Reading these books even helped me to give advice to my friends who are having trouble at work. I highly recommend purchasing Making It Work At Work.
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