101 Ways to Love Your Job

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More Joy in Your Job!

People expect more out of their work now - not just a steady paycheck, but satisfaction and an opportunity to make a difference with others. Stephanie Goddard Davidson, author of 101 Ways to Have a Great Day at Work now shows you how to take your job and love it!

Easy to read and even easier to use, this power-packed little book will help you transform ...

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Overview

More Joy in Your Job!

People expect more out of their work now - not just a steady paycheck, but satisfaction and an opportunity to make a difference with others. Stephanie Goddard Davidson, author of 101 Ways to Have a Great Day at Work now shows you how to take your job and love it!

Easy to read and even easier to use, this power-packed little book will help you transform your work experience:

  • Techniques for career enjoyment through improving your skills and changing your perceptions
  • How what you wear can affect your internal motivation and shift your point of view to promote career happiness
  • Breakthrough techniques for doing your best work
  • Coaching yourself into a meaningful career
  • Developing your best work in only minutes a day
  • Surpassing expectations - your bosses' and your own
  • People skills and self-management

In her signature easy-to-read and easy-to-use style, Stephanie Davidson has written another book that will transform the workplace.

PRAISE FOR 101 WAYS TO HAVE A GREAT DAY AT WORK

"A collection of simple yet powerful ideas to turn every workday into a great workday."

Jeff Anderson, Vice President of Product Management, Franklin Covey

"What a difference this book has made in my day-to-day productivity and stress levels."

Tricia Mathes, Vice President, NPS Staffing

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402213601
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/1/2008
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 3.90 (w) x 5.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephanie Goddard Davidson (Raleigh, NC) is an expert in workplace communications and specializes in leadership and interpersonal skills training for companies such as MCI/Verizon, BellSouth, Nextel, and Rollins Protective Services. She frequently appears as a guest on radio programs and has published numerous articles. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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Excerpt from Section 1: Personal Mastery in the Workplace

Whatever you are, be a good one
Jobs are more than just paychecks. They are social arenas, spiritual workshops, developmental playgrounds, group therapy, and one of the best tools for learning about ourselves. Anyone who has ever been fi red from a job can tell you that this significant stressor was one of the best learning experiences of his life (albeit a painful one). Perhaps more importantly, when we are unhappy at work, we are unhappy at home, too. And when we love our work, we spread that feeling around when we aren't at work.

People can't separate the two most important facets of the human existence: work and love. When one is suffering, the other suffers. You're at work eight hours a day (minimum). You are doing it for a paycheck, sure, but that won't keep you particularly productive or satisfied. What you need to keep you energized, stress-free, motivated, happy, and loyal is more than just your paycheck.

Then what is the key to staying motivated day after day?

If you aren't sure if your life work is to make other's lives at least easier, then you are going to hit a wall at some point. In short, to make your work meaningful, you must see it through the eyes of working for the benefit of others. Much like volunteer work, except in this case you get paid.

For instance, I hope that what I do in my training classes makes a difference by the time my participants leave. My private goal is to ensure that they feel equipped to head back to work with a better understanding of how people tick, what ticks people off, and how to get results from themselves and others. Then, when applying these new skills back at their workplaces, this new way is modeled for customers, citizens, and even their families through example. Pipe dream? Maybe.

But it sure keeps me from hitting the snooze button nine times every morning.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

SECTION I: PERSONAL MASTERY IN THE WORKPLACE

1. Whatever You Are, Be a Good One

2. Be a Good One Today

3. The Power of Habits

4. The Power of Habits in Action

5. The Power of Habits Maintained

6. How to De-Stress Right Now

7. Stress Can Be Managed, but Cured?

8. Stress Management Defined

9. Stress and Simplicity

10. Stress and Simplicity, Part II

11. Stress and Simplicity, Part III

12. Water's Role in Stress Management

13. No Random Thinking

14. No Random Thoughts

15. Affirmations Will Change Your Life

16. Affirmations vs. Positive Thinking

17. Affirmations Work

18. Get a New Groove

19. Getting a New Groove

20. Jingle All the Way

21. The Power of Negative Thinking

22. Let's Talk about Talk

23. Let's Talk about Me

24. Never Say Never

25. Visualize It and They Will Come

26. Anxiety Is Mental Clutter

27. Anxiety Relief

28. Balancing Act

29. Busy Bee, but No Time Free

30. Managing Projects... Managing Your Life?

31. Organizing and Time Management

32. Pride and Prejudice

33. Pride Keeps Prejudice Company

34. Pride and Prejudice Purified

35. Embarrassment at Work

36. Errors Are Great Teachers

37. To Err Is Human

38. Dealing with Failure

39. Dealing with Failure:

Get Out of Your Head and on Paper

40. Dealing with Failure:

Neither Fatal nor Final

41. Perfectionism

42. Perfection Repaired

43. Feeling Inferior... It's Your Choice

44. Feeling Inferior, Part II

45. Take This Job and Love It?

A SPECIAL SECTION FOR CHRONIC PEOPLE PLEASERS

46. The Disease to Please

47. Are You Trying to Fix People?

48. Working on the Disease to Please

SECTION II: MASTERING PEOPLE SKILLS IN THE WORKPLACE

49. Do You Really Mean It?

50. Do You Really, Really Mean It?

51. The Mirror Exercise

52. Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

53. Are You Buggin'?

54. A Different Kind of Body Language

55. Three Secret Weapons: Turning around a Bad Day at Work

56. Two More Secret Weapons: Turning around a Bad Day at Work

57. Communicating by Telephone:

"Are You Still There?"

58. Communicating by Telephone, Part II

59. The Handshake

60. Writing in the Workplace:

Redundancies

61. Writing in the Workplace:

Inform or Insult?

62. Meeting Irritations

63. Meeting Irritations: Terminal Cases

64. The Enemy of Excellence

65. Risk-Taking and Problem-Solving

66. Risk-Taking Insurance

67. It Is If You Say It Is, or the Power of Self Fulfilling Prophecy

68. The Truth about Gossip

69. I Stopped Gossiping... I Think

70. You Are Wrong!

71. Being Right: What Price Do You Really Pay?

72. Aggressive, Assertive, or Passive:

Which One Are You?

73. Being Assertive:

Communication's Goal

74. Being Assertive:

Communication's Goal, Part II

75. Being Assertive:

Word Choice Is Your Choice

76. Senseless Confrontation

77. Senseless Confrontation Alternatives

78. Don't Make Me Ask

79. Understanding Angry People

80. Using the Law of Entrainment

81. Where's Your Conflict Coming From?

82. Coworker, Thy Name Is Friend

83. Friends Are Not Optional

84. Balancing Pride with Humility

85. The Damage of Mistrust

86. Do I Have to Trust Everyone?

87. Your External Appearance

88. External Appearance Matters

A SPECIAL SECTION FOR SUPERVISORS

89. Feedback: The Dirtiest Word in the Workplace

90. Feedback: How It's Done

91. Feedback: The Finer Points

92. Supervisors' Four Biggest Mistakes

93. Supervisors' Four Biggest Changes

94. Friends at Work?

95. The Gotcha! Style

96. Say Cheese!

97. Sentence Starters for Performance Feedback

98. Why People Leave Jobs

99. Give Credit Where Credit Is Due

100. Why Recognition Isn't Optional

101. Trust Yourself

RESOURCES

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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