On Fire at Work: How Great Companies Ignite Passion in Their People Without Burning Them Out

On Fire at Work: How Great Companies Ignite Passion in Their People Without Burning Them Out

by Eric Chester, Nido R. Qubein

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780768408171
Publisher: Sound Wisdom
Publication date: 10/20/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 1 MB

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.

Table of Contents

  • CHAPTER ONE - Steak Knives, the Old School, and the New Deal
  • CHAPTER TWO - COMPENSATION: Counterbalancing This and That
  • CHAPTER THREE - ALIGNMENT: Inculcating Core Values from the C-Suite to the Custodian’s Supply Room
  • CHAPTER FOUR - ATMOSPHERE: Ensuring Your Employees Are Safe, Well Equipped, and Goofing Off!
  • CHAPTER FIVE - GROWTH: Grow Them Big or They’ll Go Home
  • CHAPTER SIX - ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: What It Really Means to Put Your People First
  • CHAPTER SEVEN - AUTONOMY: Building an Army of Intrapreneurs
  • CHAPTER EIGHT - COMMUNICATION: The Inextricable Link between Transparency and Trust
  • CHAPTER NINE - You Provide the Spark: They Will Create the Fire

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From the Publisher

"How do I get good employees -- and how do I keep them? Is there any employer who hasn't lain awake nights grappling with these two questions? Eric Chester has mined the expertise of the top business leaders in the nation and distilled it into seven pillars of wisdom that can bring success to your enterprise.”

— Daniel H. Pink, author of TO SELL IS HUMAN and DRIVE

“The key to engaging employees lies in creating a culture that inspires everyone in the organization to bring their best every day.  This book provides the roadmap for how to achieve that objective.”

-J.W. Marriott, Jr., Executive Chairman Marriott International, Inc

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