Managing for Happiness: Games, Tools, and Practices to Motivate Any Team [PDF]

Managing for Happiness: Games, Tools, and Practices to Motivate Any Team [PDF]
Managing for Happiness: Games, Tools, and Practices to Motivate Any Team by Jurgen Appelo
2016 | PDF | ISBN: 9781119268680 | 93.11MB

A practical handbook for making management great again

Managing for Happiness offers a complete set of practices for more effective management that makes work fun. Work and fun are not polar opposites; they're two sides of the same coin, and making the workplace a pleasant place to be keeps employees motivated and keeps customers coming back for more. It's not about gimmicks or 'perks' that disrupt productivity; it's about finding the passion that drives your business, and making it contagious. This book provides tools, games, and practices that put joy into work, with practical, real-world guidance for empowering workers and delighting customers. These aren't break time exploits or downtime amusements—they're real solutions for common management problems. Define roles and responsibilities, create meaningful team metrics, and replace performance appraisals with something more useful. An organization's culture rests on the back of management, and this book shows you how to create change for the better.

Somewhere along the line, people collectively started thinking that work is work and fun is something you do on the weekends. This book shows you how to transform your organization into a place with enthusiastic Monday mornings.

  • Redefine job titles and career paths
  • Motivate workers and measure team performance
  • Change your organization's culture
  • Make management—and work—fun again

Modern organizations expect everyone to be servant leaders and systems thinkers, but nobody explains how. To survive in the 21st century, companies need to dig past the obvious and find what works. What keeps top talent? What inspires customer loyalty? The answer is great management, which inspires great employees, who then provide a great customer experience. Managing for Happiness is a practical handbook for achieving organizational greatness.

Career Development All-in-One For Dummies [PDF]

Career Development All-in-One For Dummies [PDF]
Career Development All-in-One For Dummies by Consumer Dummies
2017 | PDF | ISBN: 9781119363088 | 8.26MB

Take control of your career today

Want to get ahead in the workplace? Learn new skills and increase your visibility as a leader in your company with the help of this practical, hands-on guide to professional development. You'll find new techniques for being a better leader, tips for writing better emails, rules for running more effective meetings, and much more. Plus, you'll discover how to give presentations that will keep your audience engaged and learn to be a more mindful person.

Combined from seven of the best For Dummies books on career development topics, Career Development All-in-One For Dummies is your one-stop guide to taking control of your career and improving your professional life. Perfect on its own or as part of a formal development program, it gives you everything you need to advance your career.

  • Become a better leader
  • Manage your time wisely
  • Write effective business communications
  • Manage projects more effectively

Success is an individual responsibility—so put your professional future in your own hands with this guide!

No Ego: How Leaders Can Cut the Cost of Workplace Drama, End Entitlement, and Drive Big Results [EPUB]

No Ego: How Leaders Can Cut the Cost of Workplace Drama, End Entitlement, and Drive Big Results [EPUB]
No Ego: How Leaders Can Cut the Cost of Workplace Drama, End Entitlement, and Drive Big Results by Cy Wakeman
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781250144065 | 1.87MB

The New York Times bestselling author of Reality-Based Leadership rejects the current fad of "engaging" employees and the emotional drama of "meeting their needs"--returning leadership to leaders and productivity to businesses.

For years now, leaders in almost every industry have accepted two completely false assumptions--that change is hard, and that engagement drives results. Those beliefs have inspired expensive attempts to shield employees from change, involve them in high-level decision-making, and keep them happy with endless “satisfaction surveys” and workplace perks. But what these engagement programs actually do, Cy Wakeman says, is inflate expectations and sow unhappiness, leaving employees unprepared to adapt to even minor changes necessary to the organization’s survival. Rather than driving performance and creating efficiencies, these programs fuel entitlement and drama, costing millions in time and profit.

It is high time to reinvent leadership thinking. Stop worrying about your employees’ happiness, and start worrying about their accountability. Cy Wakeman teaches you how to hire “emotionally inexpensive” people, solicit only the opinions you need, and promote self-awareness in your whole team. No Ego disposes with unproven HR maxims, and instead offers a complete plan to turn your office from a den of discontent to a happy, productive place.

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