Making work work : the positivity solution for any work environment / Shola Richards.
""My mission was clear: I needed to fix the problems facing the workplace. As quickly as I came up with my new mission, I came up with the solution: We need to treat each other better. Period." Shola Richards had reached the end of the road: after nearly two years at a soul-sucking job, he felt numb and suicidal. So he quit and devoted himself to nothing less than transforming the workplace, turning it into a space of respect, courtesy, and endless energy. Making Work Work focuses on inspiring current and future leaders to start a movement that will banish on-the-job bullying, put meaning back into work, and enhance coworkers' happiness and engagement. Richards, whose popular blog has a worldwide following, explains why inaction is insane, why we must move forward with positivity, and why the "abc" employees (asshats, bullies, and complainers) are so destructive. This motivational guide will stay in readers' hearts and minds long after they finish reading it"-- Provided by publisher.
- ISBN: 9781454918721 (hardback)
- ISBN: 1454918721 (hardback)
- Physical Description: xiv, 239 pages ; 23 cm
- Publisher: New York : Sterling Ethos, 
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-220) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
The real work : why positivity is the solution. Sunshine, rainbows, and kitten : exploding the myths of positivity ; Waiting for happiness : the insanity of inaction ; The rise of the solutionists : the power of keeping it R.E.A.L. -- The foundation : relentless respect. Reclaiming your edge : the lie that you've been told (and believed) ; Connecting to your "hire" self : choosing self-accountability ; Number one : relentlessly respecting ourselves -- The lifeblood : endless energy. The fight you must win : developing an unstoppable attitude ; Yes, you're here to make friends : building relationships that last ; A starving world : the power of appreciation -- The courage : addressing the ABCs of workplace negativity. Dealing with the ABCs of workplace negativity : ABC #1 : asshats ; Dealing with the ABCs of workplace negativity : ABC #2 : bullies ; Dealing with the ABCs of workplace negativity : ABC #3 : complainers -- The spirit : lasting leadership. You're already in charge : leading without authority ; Invisible no more : valuing everyone ; Death before life : becoming a leader who will change the world -- A new reality : the road ahead. When keeping it R.E.A.L. goes wrong : knowing when to quit ; Positivity forever : the end of the beginning.
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