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Making Work Work: The Positivity Solution for Any Work Environment
     

Making Work Work: The Positivity Solution for Any Work Environment

by Shola Richards
 

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Is your office a place of soul-destroying negativity? Shola Richards—keynote speaker, award winner, and creator of The Positivity Solution blog—is about to change that . . . forever.“My mission was clear: I needed to fix the problems facing the workplace. As quickly as I came up with my new mission, I came up with the

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Is your office a place of soul-destroying negativity? Shola Richards—keynote speaker, award winner, and creator of The Positivity Solution blog—is about to change that . . . forever.“My mission was clear: I needed to fix the problems facing the workplace. As quickly as I came up with my new mission, I came up with the solution:  We need to treat each other better. Period.”     Shola Richards had reached the end of the road: after nearly two years at a soul-sucking job, he felt numb and suicidal. So he quit and devoted himself to nothing less than transforming the workplace, turning it into a space of respect, courtesy, and endless energy. Making Work Work focuses on inspiring current and future leaders to start a movement that will banish on-the-job bullying, put meaning back into work, and enhance coworkers’ happiness and engagement. Richards, whose popular blog has a worldwide following, explains why inaction is insane, why we must move forward with positivity, and why the “abc” employees (asshats, bullies, and complainers) are so destructive. This motivational guide will stay in readers’ hearts and minds long after they finish reading it.

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Library Journal
09/15/2016
Who wouldn't want work to be their happy place? Corporate trainer, consultant, and creator of the Positivity Solution blog Richards is on a mission to help employees do just that. After a soul-sucking job left the author depressed and self-destructive, he charted a new course and here shares his positivity formula with readers. Citing statistics that demonstrate how unfulfilling and even unproductive the U.S. workplace can be for some, Richards describes how people at all levels of an organization can turn things around for themselves and others by treating one another with kindness, courtesy, and mutual respect. He offers practical advice for dealing with bullies and other problematic colleagues, and his approach to work-life separation (not balance) is a nice touch. Even for people who love their jobs, making the work environment even more positive is a worthwhile aspiration. VERDICT Most books about creating a better work climate center on the role of management (e.g., Bob Chapman & Raj Sisodia's Everybody Matters); Richard's focus on leading change from across title ranks will be appreciated by people at any stage of their careers who are seeking a more spirit-enriching workplace.—Carol Elsen, Univ. of Wisconsin, Whitewater Libs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781454918721
Publisher:
Sterling Ethos
Publication date:
09/06/2016
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
92,428
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Shola Richards is a dynamic keynote speaker, a certified Emotional Intelligence practitioner, an in-demand leadership trainer/consultant, and an award-winning Director of Training at a world-renowned US hospital. He created his blog, The Positivity Solution (thepositivitysolution.com), in May 2013, and has a worldwide following: his articles have been read by readers in over 160 countries. Richards has made multiple appearances on Huffington Post Live as an expert on workplace happiness and engagement, and his thoughts on how to create a more positive workplace have been published in the Chicago Tribune, Black Enterprise, National Register of Health Service Psychologists, Complete Wellbeing India, and Business Insider Australia. Richards has hosted his own television show for the CBS affiliate in New York, and proudly notes that the late literary icon Chinua Achebe was his godfather.

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