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The Truth About Employee Engagement

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The Truth About Employee Engagement was originally published as The Three Signs of a Miserable Job. A bestselling author and business guru tells how to improve job satisfaction and performance. In his sixth fable, bestselling author Patrick...


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The Truth About Employee Engagement was originally published as The Three Signs of a Miserable Job.

A bestselling author and business guru tells how to improve job satisfaction and performance.



In his sixth fable, bestselling author Patrick Lencioni takes on a topic that almost everyone can relate to: job misery. Millions of workers, even those who have carefully chosen careers based on true passions and interests, dread going to work, suffering each day as they trudge to jobs that make them cynical, weary, and frustrated. It is a simple fact of business life that any job, from investment banker to dishwasher, can become miserable. Through the story of a CEO turned pizzeria manager, Lencioni reveals the three elements that make work miserable -- irrelevance, immeasurability, and anonymity -- and gives managers and their employees the keys to make any job more engaging.


As with all of Lencioni's books, this one is filled with actionable advice you can put into effect immediately. In addition to the fable, the book includes a detailed model examining the three root causes of job misery and how they can be remedied. It covers the benefits of managing for job engagement within organizations -- increased productivity, greater retention, and competitive advantage -- and offers examples of how managers can use the applications in the book to deal with specific jobs and situations.


Patrick Lencioni is President of The Table Group, a management consulting firm specializing in executive team development and organizational health. As a consultant and keynote speaker, he has worked with thousands of senior executives and executive teams in organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to high-tech startups to universities and nonprofits. His clients include. AT&T, Direct TV, JCPenney, Microsoft, Nestle, Northwestern Mutual, Southwest Airlines and St. Jude Chilren's Research Hospital. Lencioni is the author of ten bestselling books, including The Five Dysfunctions of a Team and The Advantage. He previously worked for Oracle, Sybase, and the management consulting firm Bain & Company.


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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 448318
  • Product Code 9781119237983
  • ISBN 111923798X
  • EAN 9781119237983
  • Pages 272
  • Department Academic
  • Category Leadership
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher John Wiley Press
  • Publication Date Nov 2015
  • Sales Rank 67188
  • Dimensions 215 x 150 x 25mm
  • Weight 0.418kg

Patrick Lencioni

Patrick Lencioni is a bestselling author, speaker and consultant. He is founder and president of The Table Group, a consulting firm dedicated to building healthy organizations. He is the author of many bestselling books including The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, which continues to be a weekly fixture on national bestseller lists; his books have sold over two and a half million copies.

  • :<p>introduction Vii</p> <p><b>the Fable</b></p> <p>shock 3</p> <p>part One: The Manager 5</p> <p>part Two: Retirement 21</p> <p>part Three: The Experiment 59</p> <p>part Four: Going Live 167</p> <p><b>the Model</b></p> <p>the Miserable Job 217</p> <p>the Cost Of Misery 219</p> <p>the Three Signs 221</p> <p>the Benefits And Obstacles Of</p> <p>managing For Job Fulfillment 224</p> <p>exploring And Addressing The</p> <p>causes Of Job Misery 229</p> <p>case Studies 239</p> <p>taking Action 250</p> <p>the Ministry Of Management 253</p> <p>acknowledgments 255</p> <p>about The Author 259</p>

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