On Fire at Work flies in the face of other books on workplace culture by showing that employee engagement isn't the ultimate goal-it is merely the starting point. Renowned leadership expert Eric Chester has gone straight to the source-top-tier leaders of the world's best places to work to uncover their best practice strategies for getting employees to work harder, perform better, and stay longer.On Fire at Work features examples and original stories from exclusive personal interviews with over 25 founders/CEOs/presidents of companies like Marriott, Siemens, BB&T Bank, Wegmans, 7-Eleven, Hormel, Canadian WestJet, Ben & Jerry's, and The Container Store, along with smaller companies like Firehouse Subs, the Nerdery, and Build-A-Bear. The guiding principle is that any organization in any industry-from Fortune 500 firms to mom-and-pop shops-can learn how to bring out the very best in their employees. The book's content-rich research and conversational case study-based narrative make it a timely, actionable go-to reference on employee performance and productivity for C-level execs, corporate and government managers, HR professionals, and small business owners.On Fire at Work is a practical field guide that any organization can implement to build, not an engaged workforce, but a workforce that is on fire!
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About the Author
Eric Chester For more than 15 years, Eric Chester has been the leading voice in recruiting, training, managing, motivating, and retaining the emerging workforce. Eric Chester is the co-author and publisher of eight anthology-style books for teens and young adults in the renowned Teen Power series, with more than 350,000 books printed and sold from 1995 to 2005. He is the author of three business leadership books focused on the employability of America's 80 million post-Gen X'ers, as well as two books for teens and young adults designed to help them be productive and highly valued employees. The first speaker to address the cohort of Generation Y (Millennials) as the new workforce, Eric Chester is currently the only industry expert in the world on the topic of developing work ethic in the emerging workforce. He is also the creator of a work ethic-based curriculum and training program being used in hundreds of schools and colleges in America.