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Driving Fear Out Of The Workplace

Author : Kathleen D. Ryan
ISBN : UVA:X004863802
Genre : Business & Economics
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Restore Creativity and Trust to Your Workplace Much has changed since Driving Fear Out of the Workplace first made the undiscussable discussable back in 1991. Advances in technology, new employee/employer relations, and the corporate push to optimize intellectual capital have introduced a host of new workplace anxieties that, left unaddressed, can seriously inhibit individual performance and cripple a company's ability to compete. Which is why, in this revised edition, authors Ryan and Oestreich revisit their original, best-selling work to confront the fears that permeate today's organizations--so that they can become the high-trust, high-performance organizations of tomorrow. This insightful book digs deeply into the root causes of fear and the pervasive 'flu of mistrust' that weakens motivation and commitment. --Terrence E. Deal and M. K. Key, authors of Corporate Celebration: Play, Purpose, and Passion at Work You'll discover: * How fear prevents people from doing their best * How fear operates in organizations How to build business relationships without fear...and much more! This work is a timely antidote to the insecurities of workers faced with the pervasive push toward leaner, meaner organizations.

The Fear Free Organization

Author : Paul Brown
ISBN : 9780749472962
Genre : Psychology
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Leadership that makes a difference takes guts and confidence, plus belief in oneself and belief in the key players in the organization. It is built on trust, not fear. Scared people spend a lot more time plotting their survival than working productively, so The Fear- Free Organization has zero tolerance for bullies, vicious gossip, undermining behaviours, hijacking tactics, political jockeying for position or favouritism. Instead, it works on inspiration. Evidence from the new frontiers of neuroscience shows that individuals and organizations are more successful when people are encouraged to take risks, to explore new ideas, and to channel their energies in ways that work for them. The Fear -Free Organization is a ground-breaking new book that reveals how our new understanding of the neurobiology of the self - how the brain constructs the person - can transform for the better the way our businesses and organizations work.

The Manager As Mentor

Author : Michael J. Marquardt
ISBN : 027598589X
Genre : Business & Economics
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The manager's guide to developing exceptional mentoring skills.

Successful Organizational Change The Kotter Cohen Collection 2 Books

Author : John P. Kotter
ISBN : 9781633691933
Genre : Business & Economics
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Learn how to lead organizational change with this Harvard Business Review digital collection. The Heart of Change is your guide to helping people think and feel differently in order to meet your shared goals. According to bestselling author and renowned leadership expert John Kotter and coauthor Dan Cohen, this focus on connecting with people’s emotions is what will spark the behavior change and actions that lead to success. The Heart of Change Field Guide provides leaders and managers with tools, frameworks, and advice for bringing these breakthrough change methods to life within their own organizations.

Social Media And Trust

Author : Joanna Paliszkiewicz
ISBN : 9781681100173
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Researchers and practitioners alike often overlook the vital relationship between trust and social media. ... Authors Joanna Paliszkiewicz and Alex Koohang charted a course to explore this abyss with a view to answering the question how does trust influence the use of social media. [i]Dr. John P. Girard, Peyton Anderson Endowed Chair in Information Technology, Middle Georgia State University[/i] The authors have done an excellent job in explaining how trust plays a significant role in social media. The book begins with a thorough overview of social media to its applications in learning, business, and an analysis of social media and trust. The second part of the book uses data from four different countries to answer multiple valid and vital research questions dealing with social media and trust, including an instrument that measures trust variables. This book presents some meaningful work on how the integration of social media and trust can best be developed. The authors apply their backgrounds in information technology, knowledge management, trust, and business to generate some provocative and instructive guidance to the readers on how to best leverage knowledge internally and externally to meet the organizational strategic goals. [i]Dr. Jay Liebowitz, Distinguished Chair of Applied Business and Finance, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Prisoners Of Our Thoughts

Author : Alex Pattakos
ISBN : 9781442952331
Genre : Business & Economics
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Pattakos explains that applying the therapeutic system of world-renowned psychiatrist and philosopher Viktor E. Frankl can bring personal meaning and fulfillment to one's work and everyday life.

Delivering Home Based Services

Author : Susan Allen
ISBN : 9780231520300
Genre : Social Science
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Service providers are increasingly called upon to serve clients at home, a setting even a seasoned professional can find difficult to negotiate. From monitoring the health of older populations to managing paroled offenders, preventing child abuse, and reunifying families, home-based services require models that ensure positive outcomes and address the ethical dilemmas that might arise in such sensitive contexts. The contributors to this volume are national experts in diverse fields of social work practice, policy, and research. Treating the home as an ecological setting that guides human development and family interaction, they present rationales for and overviews of evidence-based models across an array of populations and fields of practice. Part 1 provides historical background and contemporary applications for home-based services, highlighting ethical, administrative, and supervision issues and summarizing the social policies that shape service delivery. Part 2 addresses home-based practice in such fields as child and adult mental health, school social work, and hospice care, detailing the particular population being treated, the policy and agency context, theories and empirical data, and practice guidelines. Part 3, the editors present a unifying framework and suggest future directions for home-based social work.

Full Engagement

Author : Brian Tracy
ISBN : 9780814416907
Genre : Business & Economics
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How do you light a fire under every employee? Brian Tracy, the Master of Motivation, shows how! In these tough economic times, everyone is expected to produce more with less. And yet, studies have shown that on average, employees are working at only a fraction of their potential. What are managers to do? How can they inspire their people to perform at their absolute best? Whatever the situation, a good manager can quickly organize a group of average performers into a high-functioning team capable of achieving tremendous results for the company. The secret is knowing how—and anyone can learn. In Full Engagement!, business success expert Brian Tracy shows managers how they can supercharge their employees’ efforts. Packed with powerful, practical ideas and strategies, this eye-opening guide explains how to: Unlock the potential of each person • Motivate and inspire employees to peak performance • Trigger the “X Factor” that maximizes productivity • Drive out the fears that hold people back • Create a high-trust work environment • Set clear goals and objectives • Recognize, reward, and reinforce in a way that energizes every employee A manager’s role is to achieve the highest possible return on the physical, emotional, and mental effort that his or her people put forth. It’s not a return on investment…it’s a return on energy. And when managers fail at that, they fail at their own job. With this essential guide, all managers can now hold the keys to unlocking superstar performance from their teams.

Courage Goes To Work

Author : Bill Treasurer
ISBN : 9781609944391
Genre : Business & Economics
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Courage Goes to Work is for every manager who has ever struggled with how to encourage employees to develop and show more backbone. This book helps managers inspire their workers to move out of their comfort zones and harness their fears so they can step up to challenges more readily and embrace company changes more wholeheartedly. When each and every worker goes to work each day with more courage, the capacity of the entire organization to be courageous is enlarged. The problem is that too many workers are too comfortable, too afraid, or too much of both. Courage Goes to Work helps managers address the problem of workers who are “comfeartable.” Comfeartable workers don’t exert themselves anymore than they have to. They equate “just enough” with good enough, and are satisfied meeting only a minimum standard of performance. Like a sofa loaded down with overstuffed relatives after a holiday dinner, teams of comfeartable workers become lethargic and are heavy with the weight of mediocrity. This book proposes that a manager’s success, happiness and longevity depend on how he or she deals with comfeartable workers. The antidote to comfeartableness, as this book explains, is courage. When courage goes to work, workers they take on more challenging or complex projects. When courage goes to work people actively seek out tasks that stretched their skills and capabilities. When courage goes to work speak up more frequently, forcefully, and truthfully. When courage goes to work people say “yes” to company changes with more enthusiasm. When courage goes to work people are less risk-averse, less self-conscious, and less apathetic. And when courage goes to work, people do less brownnosing, ass-covering, and complaining. This book is all about helping people bring their courage to work.

The Trust Future

Author : Omer Soker
ISBN : 9780975011492
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 83. 80 MB
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Want greater productivity from your staff. Want to be happier at work. Want to know why smart businesses are doing better. The Trust Future holds the key. It has been described as “a breath of fresh air in current business literature!” Uncover the future of business, as it shifts to transparency, accountability and responsibility, in a response to an uncertain world shaped by the global financial crisis. Trust is the currency of success in the new era. It is the cure to restoring confidence between employees, customers, investors and suppliers; and to drive the growth our economic system and society requires. The Trust Future foretells this critical change, and what leaders must do to engage their employees and stakeholders, and to reduce the political games that destroy value in their organizations. It unearths the false premises that erode business resilience, unleashes the hidden productivity, passion and innovation lying dormant within every company and unlocks success and happiness. For company leaders, it is a management blueprint for improved performance and organizational health, and a roadmap for better decision-making. Packed full of ground-breaking management research, case studies, workbooks, astonishing business facts you never thought possible and, personal stories, this book contains what every manager needs to learn to build a better business. For employees, it is a manual for a happier and more successful career, with insights into what to expect from best practice management and how to live true to your values. It encourages employees to inspire companies to act responsibly, and vice-versa to keep each other accountable. In The Trust Future, transparency confronts secrecy, truth defies deceit, engagement challenges compliance, and shrewdness outperforms cunning - to open your eyes to a smarter way to create growth and prosperity, and to finding the authentic you, along the way. Once you read it, you will never operate in the same way again.

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