Sopa de pollo para el alma del trabajador

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Work is an important part of living, whether we wait on customers, build a business or cook for our family. As such, we all have important stories to tell about our work. From this rich treasure chest of experiences, the authors have gathered a special collection of inspiring tales that share the daily courage, compassion and creativity that take place in workplaces everywhere.

Sopa de Pollo para el Alma del Trabajador will nourish readers with stories of courageous leaders and ...

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Overview

Work is an important part of living, whether we wait on customers, build a business or cook for our family. As such, we all have important stories to tell about our work. From this rich treasure chest of experiences, the authors have gathered a special collection of inspiring tales that share the daily courage, compassion and creativity that take place in workplaces everywhere.

Sopa de Pollo para el Alma del Trabajador will nourish readers with stories of courageous leaders and will foster their creativity with examples of inspiring breakthroughs. It also teaches how to enrich ourselves and our coworkers through heartfelt acknowledgment.

This powerful book gives new options, new ways to succeed and, above all, a new love and appreciation for ourselves, our jobs and those around us. A delight to share with mentors, coworkers or staff.

"...explains how readers can enrich themselves, mentors, co-workers, and staff through the courage, compassion, and creativity demonstrated in the stories."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781558747319
  • Publisher: Health Communications, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/1/1999
  • Language: Spanish
  • Series: Chicken Soup for the Soul Series
  • Edition description: Spanish Language Edition
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 1,460,472
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Jack Canfield and Marc Victor Hansen are joined by Maida Rogerson, Martin Rutte, and Tim Clauss, speakers and consultants who are committed to innvative business practives and spiritual development

Jack Canfield and Marc Victor Hansen are joined by Maida Rogerson, Martin Rutte, and Tim Clauss, speakers and consultants who are committed to innvative business practives and spiritual development

Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen are joined by Maida Rogerson, Martin Rutte, and Tim Clauss, speakers and consultants who are committed to innvative business practives and spiritual development

Jack Canfield and Marc Victor Hansen are joined by Maida Rogerson, Martin Rutte, and Tim Clauss, speakers and consultants who are committed to innvative business practives and spiritual development

Jack Canfield and Marc Victor Hansen are joined by Maida Rogerson, Martin Rutte, and Tim Clauss, speakers and consultants who are committed to innvative business practives and spiritual development

Biography

While Jack Canfield himself may not necessarily be a household name, it's very likely that you have heard of his famed Chicken Soup for the Soul series and nearly as likely that you have at least one of them sitting on your very own bookshelf! Having got his start as an inspirational speaker, Canfield's own story is nothing less than inspirational.

Jack Canfield had been traveling around delivering key note speeches and organizing workshops to help audiences build their self-esteem and maximize their potential when he had an in-flight brainstorm that changed his life. While flying home from a gig, Canfield realized that the very same advice he had been delivering during his in-person addresses could potentially form the basis of a book. Canfield used inspirational stories he'd gleaned over the years as the basis of his speeches, and he thought it would be a terrific idea to gather together 101 inspirational stories and anthologize them in a single volume. Upon returning home, Canfield approached friend and author Mark Victor Hansen about his concept. Hansen agreed it was a great idea, and the two men set about finding a publisher. Believe it or not, the mega-selling series was not an easy sell to publishers. "We were rejected by 123 publishers all told," Canfield told Shareguide.com. "The first time we went to New York, we visited with about a dozen publishers in a two day period with our agent, and nobody wanted it. They all said it was a stupid title, that nobody bought collections of short stories, that there was no edge -- no sex, no violence. Why would anyone read it?"

Canfield wisely practiced what he preached -- and persisted. Ultimately, he and Hansen sold the first Chicken Soup for the Soul book to a small press based in Deerfield Beach, Florida, called Health Communications. The rest, as they say, is history. There are currently 80 million copies of the Chicken Soup books in print, with subjects as varied as Chicken Soup For the Horse Lover's Soul and Chicken Soup For the Prisoner's Soul. Canfield and Hansen ranked as the top-selling authors of 1997 and are multiple New York Times bestsellers. Most important of all, the inspirational stories they have gathered in their many volumes have improved the lives of countless readers.

This year, expect to see Canfield's name gracing the covers of such titles as Chicken Soup For the Scrapbooker's Soul, Chicken Soup For the Mother and Son Soul, and Chicken Soup For the African American Woman's Soul. He and Hansen have also launched the all-new "Healthy Living" series and 8 titles in that series have already been released this year. There is also the fascinating You've GOT to Read This Book!, in which Canfield compiles personal accounts by 55 people each discussing a book that has changed his or her life. The most compelling of these may be the story of young entrepreneur Farrah Gray, who read Deepak Chopra's The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success at the age of 11 and made his first million dollars at the age of 14!

With no sign of slowing down, Canfield continues to be an inspiration to millions, who fortunately refused to give up when it seemed as though he would never even get his first book published. "Mark and I are big believers in perseverance," he said. "If you have a vision and a life purpose, and you believe in it, then you do not let external events tell you what is so. You follow your internal guidance and follow your bliss, as Joseph Campbell used to say."

Good To Know

Canfield is the founder of two California based self-esteem programs, "Self-Esteem Seminars" in Santa Barbara and "The Foundation For Self Esteem" in Culver City.

Writing the first Chicken Soup book was a lot more daunting than Canfield expected. After the first three years of research, he and Mark Victor Hansen had only compiled 68 stories -- 33 tales shy of their goal of 101 stories.

Along with co-writing dozens of full-length books, Canfield also publishes a free biweekly newsletter called Success Strategies.

Some fun and fascinating outtakes from our interview with Canfield:

"My inspiration for writing comes from my passion for teaching others how to live more effective lives. I started out as a history teacher in an all-black inner city high school in Chicago, graduated to a teacher trainer, then psychotherapist, then trainer of therapists, then large group transformational trainer and then a writer and keynote speaker. All along the way, my desire was to make a difference, to help people live more fulfilling lives. That is what I still do today. Most people don't know this but I was not a good writer in college. I got a C in composition. Nobody would have ever believed I would grow up to be a bestselling author."

"I play guitar, and I am learning to play the piano. I love movies and some TV shows. My favorites are Six Feet Under, Grey's Anatomy, House and Lost. I love to play Scrabble, poker and backgammon with my in-laws, nieces and nephews. We really get into it. I love to travel. I have been to 25 countries and try to add two or three new ones every year."

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    1. Hometown:
      Santa Barbara, California
    1. Date of Birth:
      August 19, 1944
    2. Place of Birth:
      Fort Worth, Texas
    1. Education:
      B.A. in History, Harvard University, 1966; M.A.T. Program, University of Chicago, 1968; M.Ed., U. of Massachusetts, 1973
    2. Website:

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Amor en el Trabajo

E-l trabajo es una manifestación del amor.

Kahlil Gibran

El guante de Jessie

Un acto bondadoso y compasivo a menudo es su propia recompensa

.William J. Bennett

Cada año dedico buena parte de mi tiempo al entrenamiento administrativo para la Circle K Corporation, una cadena nacional de tiendas de abarrotes. Entre los temas que tratamos en nuestros seminarios está el de cómo conservar a los empleados de calidad —un verdadero reto para los administradores, si consideramos la escala de salarios en la industria de los servicios. En el transcurso de estas discusiones, pregunto a los participantes, '¿Qué lo ha llevado a usted a permanecer en este cargo el tiempo suficiente como para llegar a ser admi­nis­trador?'. Hace algún tiempo, una de las nuevas admi­nis­tradoras, al escuchar la pregunta, respondió lentamente, con la voz temblorosa, 'Fue un guante de béisbol de diecinueve dólares'.

Cynthia le relató al grupo que inicialmente había aceptado un empleo con esta compañía como interina, mientras buscaba algo mejor. Al segundo o tercer día de estar detrás del mostrador, recibió una llamada telefónica de Jessie, su hijo de nueve años. Necesitaba un guante de béisbol para jugar en la liga de menores. Ella le explicó que era una mujer sola, que no disponía de mucho dinero, y que su primer salario estaba destinado a pagar las cuentas. Quizá podría comprarle el guante en uno o dos meses. Cuando Cynthia llegó al trabajo a la mañana siguiente, Patricia, la administradora de la tienda, le pidió que se reuniera con ella en la pequeña habitación que usaba como oficina. Cynthia se preguntó si habría cometido algún error, o si habría dejado sin concluir algún trabajo el día anterior. Se sentía preocupada y desconcertada.

Patricia le entregó una caja. 'Escuché involuntariamente la conversación que sostuvo ayer con su hijo', dijo, 'y sé que es difícil explicar estas cosas a los niños. Es un guante de béisbol para Jessie, porque quizás él no sepa lo importante que es para usted, aun cuando primero están las cuentas. Usted sabe que no podemos pagarle a la gente buena como usted tanto como desearíamos, pero nos preocupamos y deseamos que sepa que es importante para nosotros'.

La consideración, la empatía y el amor de esta admi­nistradora nos demuestra vívidamente que la gente recuerda más la actitud de su empleador que el salario que recibe. Una lección importante por el precio de un guante de béisbol.

Rick Phillips

La escalera al cielo

Nadie puede tratar con el corazón de los hombres si no cuenta con la simpatía que da el amor.

Henry Ward Beecher

En el transcurso de mi carrera en ventas, a menudo me pregunto acerca de los clientes difíciles. ¿Por qué son tan malos? ¿Cómo pueden ser tan descorteses? ¿Cómo una persona perfectamente racional puede perder de repente todo sentido de la decencia?

Un día tuve ocasión de comprender un poco su manera de pensar. Sucedió cuando me encontraba de visita en el almacén de música de mi esposo. Él estaba atendiendo a un cliente y no disponía de mucho personal. Hice entonces lo que cualquier buena esposa habría hecho: traté de atender a los clientes.

'Busco una partitura', dijo un hombre gruñón que lle­va­ba una gorra sucia fuertemente apretada sobre sus escasos cabellos grises. 'El nombre de la canción es . . .', y alisó un ajado papel mimeografiado que había sacado del bolsillo. ''Escalera al cielo.' ¿La tiene?'

Me dirigí al lugar donde estaban almacenadas las partituras y comencé a buscar el nombre. En un día de suerte, las partituras se encuentran en orden alfabético. Aquel día no lo estaban. Busqué durante varios minutos, consciente de la creciente impaciencia del hombre.

'No, lo siento, pero parece que no la tenemos.'
Su espalda se arqueó y sus ojos azul pálido se estrecharon. Casi imperceptiblemente, su esposa le tocó la manga como para detenerlo. Retorció sus delgados labios, enojado.

'¡Pues qué maravilla! ¿Y se creen un almacén de música? ¿Qué clase de almacén no tiene este tipo de música? ¡Todos los chicos conocen esa canción!', murmuró.

'Sí, pero no tenemos todas las partituras que jamás . . .'
'Claro, ¡es fácil para usted! ¡Es fácil dar disculpas!' Ahora su esposa se aferraba a su manga, susurrando, tratando de calmarlo, como le habla un chalán a un caballo desbocado.

Se inclinó hacia mí, señalándome con su nudoso dedo. 'Supongo que usted no entendería, ¿verdad? ¡A usted no le importa que mi hijo haya muerto! Que haya incrustado su auto en aquel árbol viejo. Que toquemos su canción predilecta en su funeral. ¡Y está muerto! ¡Ya no está! ¡Dieciocho años y ya no está!'
Pude enfocar entonces el papel que agitaba ante mi vista. Era el programa para el servicio funerario.

'Supongo que no entendería', murmuró. Inclinó la cabeza. Su esposa lo rodeó con los brazos y permaneció silenciosa a su lado.
'No puedo entender su pérdida', dije en voz baja, 'pero enterramos a mi sobrino de cuatro años el mes pasado, y sé cómo duele algo así'.
Levantó la vista. El enojo había desaparecido de su rostro y suspiró. 'Es una pena, ¿verdad? Una pena terrible.' Permanecimos en silencio durante largo rato. Luego buscó en el bolsillo de atrás y sacó una billetera ajada. '¿Quiere ver una foto de nuestro hijo?'

Joanna Slan

©2008. Rick Phillips and Joanna Slan. All rights reserved. Reprinted from Sopa de Pollo para el Alma del Trabajador by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Maida Rogerson, Martin Rutte, TIm Clauss. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the written permission of the publisher. Publisher: Health Communications, Inc., 3201 SW 15th Street , Deerfield Beach , FL 33442.

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