Back to Human: How Great Leaders Create Connection in the Age of Isolation

Back to Human: How Great Leaders Create Connection in the Age of Isolation

by Dan Schawbel

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Overview

Back to Human explains how a more socially connected workforce creates greater fulfillment, productivity, and engagement while preventing burnout and turnover.

New York Times bestselling author Dan Schawbel guides the next generation of leaders to create a workplace where teammates feel genuinely connected, engaged, and empowered to grow strong interpersonal skills rather than relying on technology. Based on Schawbel's exclusive research studies-featuring the perspectives of over 2,000 managers and employees across different age groups and from the US, UK, China, India, Brazil, and other countries-Back to Human reveals why electronic and virtual communication, though vital and useful, actually contributes to a stronger sense of isolation at work than ever before.

The corporate cultures we are experiencing right now need to change, and Schawbel offers a new leadership model featuring the Work-Life Balance Myth (we should consider work-life integration instead, which creates more synergies between all areas of your life and puts you in control of how you allocate your time), Shared Learning (how sharing knowledge allows you to stay relevant despite industry disruptions), and more.

Interviews with 100 leaders from notable companies including Facebook, Honeywell, HBO, Starbucks, General Mills, GE, Nike, American Express, Four Seasons, Walmart, TIME, LinkedIn, and the US Air Force.A self-assessment called "The Work Connectivity Index" that measures that strength of team relationships.Exercises, examples and activities that readers can work on individually, or as a team, which will help them improve their leadership skills.Tips and strategies on how to increase personal productivity, be more collaborative and become more fulfilled at work.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781549176951
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Publication date: 11/13/2018
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 5.70(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dan Schawbel is a New York Times bestselling author, partner, and research director at Future Workplace, and the founder of both Millennial Branding and WorkplaceTrends.com. He is the bestselling author of two career books: Promote Yourself and Me 2.0. Through his companies, he's conducted dozens of research studies and worked with major brands including American Express, GE, Microsoft, Virgin, IBM, Coca-Cola, and Oracle. Dan has written countless articles for Forbes, Fortune, TIME, The Economist, and The Harvard Business Review. Considered "one of today's more dynamic young entrepreneurs" by Inc. Magazine, Schawbel has been profiled or quoted in more than 2,000 media outlets, such as NBC's The Today Show, Fox News's Fox & Friends, MSNBC's Your Business, The Steve Harvey Show, The Wall Street Journal, People Magazine, Wired Magazine, GQ, The Economist, and NPR. He has been recognized on several lists including Inc. Magazine's "30 Under 30," Forbes Magazine's "30 Under 30," Business Insider's "40 Under 40," BusinessWeek's "20 Entrepreneurs You Should Follow," and as one of Workforce Magazine's "Game Changers."

Table of Contents

Introduction: How Technology Is Isolating Us at Work xiii

Take the Work Connectivity Index (WCI) Assessment xxi

Part I Master Self-Connection 1

Chapter 1 Focus on Fulfillment 3

Chapter 2 Optimize Your Productivity 28

Chapter 3 Practice Shared Learning 58

Part II Create Team Connection 75

Chapter 4 Promote Diverse Ideas 77

Chapter 5 Embrace Open Collaboration 98

Chapter 6 Reward Through Recognition 115

Part III Build Organizational Connection 133

Chapter 7 Hire for Personality 135

Chapter 8 Engage to Retain 156

Chapter 9 Lead with Empathy 179

Chapter 10 Improve Employee Experiences 203

Conclusion: Become More Human 221

Acknowledgments 227

Notes 231

Index 249

About the Author 263

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