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Work Happy

What Great Bosses Know

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Management guru Jill Geisler has coached countless men and women who want to build their leadership skills, help employees do their best work, and make workplaces happy and successful. In WORK HAPPY, she provides a practical, step-by-step guide, based on real-world experience, respected research, and lessons that will transform managers and their teams. It's a workshop-in-a-book, designed to produce positive, immediate and lasting results.

Whether the reader is an experienced manager, a rookie boss or an aspiring leader, WORK HAPPY will supercharge their skills and celebrate the values that make anyone look forward to going to work. Jill Geisler offers concrete steps for improving each element of management including collaboration, communication, conflict resolution, motivation, coaching, and feedback, so that everyone on the team-whether in the office or working offsite-can do their best.

WORK HAPPY takes management skills to the next level and proves that learning, leadership and life at work can (and should) be fun.

From Publishers Weekly

Apr 09, 2012 – Geisler, head of the Poynter Institute’s leadership and management faculty and the voice of the popular podcast What Great Bosses Know, has distilled years of management experience and study into this practical step-by-step guide to improving leadership skills. Covering topics including types of power, how to give and receive constructive feedback, coaching versus fixing, self-awareness and self-management, Geisler provides useful quizzes and assessments to help the reader translate the concepts into personal learning. Rather than a prescriptive, academic book on leadership, Geisler humanizes the text with anecdotes from her own leadership development as a broadcast news director in Milwaukee, sharing her revelations, corrections, and progress. In addition, she offers insightful observations about leadership, such as how each strength may be accompanied by an “Evil Twin” of perception, for example, high standards may be perceived as being impossible to satisfy and integrity perceived as a “holier-than-thou” attitude. This positive, useful work is sure to be a go-to manual for those new to management.

Customer Reviews

Work Happy

Love it!!!

Outstanding and spot on!

I can't really even begin to describe how amazing this book is. It encapsulates guidance for nearly every type of situation that managers supervisors and employees may encounter in virtually any type of job and gives spot on guidance for appreciating the intricacies of and effectively managing common challenges (including many that people may not even realize are sabotaging their best efforts). I picked it up to give as a reference to someone I supervise (who supervises many others). Yet it was so compelling in its message that I wound up getting my own copy to read.

We recently went through (and are still recovering from) a very challenging string of events at work that I have been coaching my employe on how to manage. It is as if the author followed us around for the last 6 months and observed every challenge that he faced and provided practical exposure to the origins of his challenges and how he could overcome them. I am elated to learn that my own advice to him was virtually identical in most respects. However, this book offered techniques to improve upon not only his effectiveness as a supervisor, but also techniques for me to polish my effectiveness as HIS supervisor. I have already benefitted tremendously with reduced stress after implementing just a few of the suggestions.

There was virtually no challenge mentioned in the book that we have not faced in our organization in some form. Anyone who is ever in a supervisory position or wants to start a supervisory position (and perhaps anyone who has a supervisor) should read this book cover to cover. Many kudos to the author for her vision in synthesizing what most go through but few fully appreciate. Let this book give you the best kept secrets for how to work happy!

Work Happy
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Management & Leadership
  • Published: Jun 05, 2012
  • Publisher: Center Street
  • Seller: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Print Length: 368 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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