Work-Life Bloom: How to Nurture a Team that Flourishes

Work-Life Bloom: How to Nurture a Team that Flourishes

by Dan Pontefract
Work-Life Bloom: How to Nurture a Team that Flourishes

Work-Life Bloom: How to Nurture a Team that Flourishes

by Dan Pontefract


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"Work-life balance" isn't making anyone happy.

In fact, our relentless attempts to achieve this goal have created workplaces full of stress, discontent, and burnout.

While this workplace disillusionment has been brewing for years, the pandemic helped catalyze a cultural shift of workers redefining themselves beyond what they do for a living. Now, it's time for you to rethink your role as a leader in the nexus of work and life.

In Work-Life Bloom: How to Nurture a Team That Flourishes, award-winning author Dan Pontefract contends that a thriving workplace isn't about employee engagement levels, nor is it predicated on your team members bringing their "best selves" to work. Instead, it requires you to support the people you manage so they can be their best in work and life.

Just as a flower needs the right mix of sunlight, water, and nutrients to grow, your people need the right mix of work-life factors to create a fulfilling and harmonious existence. Pontefract introduces a new leadership paradigm focused on twelve key work-life factors that determine whether your team members' gardens are able to grow.

Drawing upon primary global research, interviews, and personal experiences, Pontefract delivers a timely blueprint for leaders to cultivate work-life ecosystems where individuals don't just survive—they bloom.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781773272221
Publisher: Figure 1 Publishing
Publication date: 11/07/2023
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 831,002
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dan Pontefract is a renowned, award-winning leadership strategist with four books, four TED Talks, and four hundred thousand touchpoints over his career. If you’re thinking about leadership and organizational culture and how they can become a competitive advantage, Dan can help.

Between 1998 and 2018 Dan held senior executive roles at firms including SAP, TELUS, and Business Objects, leading corporate culture change, leadership development, employee experience and overall performance improvement. Ever since, he has worked with organizations around the world including the likes of Salesforce, Amgen, State of Tennessee, Canada Post, Autodesk, Government of Indonesia, Manulife, Nutrien, City of Toronto, among many others. He has on-the-ground experience of what it takes to turn leaders—and by extension your entire corporate culture—into a competitive advantage.

His four award-winning and best-selling leadership / management books include Lead. Care. Win., Open to Think, The Purpose Effect, and Flat Army.

Dan is honoured to be on the Thinkers50 Radar list. HR Weekly listed him as one of its 100 Most Influential People in HR. PeopleHum listed Dan on the Top 200 Thought Leaders to Follow and Inc. Magazine listed him as one of the top 100 leadership speakers. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Victoria, Gustavson School of Business and has garnered more than 25 industry, individual, and book awards over his career.

He lives in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Table of Contents

Chapter I: Garden Box

  • Work-Life Garden Box
  • Work-Life Balance and Best Self? Balderdash.
  • Work-Life Framework
  • Hello, Bloom
  • Liftoff to Work-Life Bloom

Chapter II: Bloom or Bust

  • Are We Blooming at Work? Kinda.
  • Are We Blooming in Life? Kinda.
  • Reflections
  • About Those Bosses
  • Basics of the Work-Life Bloom Model
  • Survey Says…
  • Working Together in Work and Life

Chapter III: Work Factors

  • Work-Factor No. 1: Trust
  • Work-Factor No. 2: Belonging
  • Work-Factor No. 3: Valued
  • Work-Factor No. 4: Purpose
  • Work-Factor No. 5: Strategy
  • Work-Factor No. 6: Norms
  • In the Greenhouse: Work-Factors

Chapter IV: Life Factors

  • Life-Factor No. 1: Relationships
  • Life-Factor No. 2: Skills
  • Life-Factor No. 3: Well-Being
  • Life-Factor No. 4: Meaning
  • Life-Factor No. 5: Agency
  • Life-Factor No. 6: Respect
  • In The Greenhouse: Life-Factors

Chapter V: In Bloom

  • Soil Test
  • Water Test



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