Work That Works is a guide to building better teams and an exceedingly positive workplace culture. Based on the tools and principles of Emergenetics, this book helps you improve communication, connection, and performance through an enlightening process of self-discovery and sharing. You'll discover the unique combination of strengths you bring to the table, and understand the power of your Thinking and Behavioral Preferences to gain greater clarity and a better understanding of your skills, habits and behavior. As people understand and share their Profiles, the real magic happens—teams can be built synergistically, and team members can collaborate more effectively by "borrowing another person's brain."
Cognitive diversity is a given whenever a group of people work together toward a common goal; the critical factor is whether those differences become an obstacle or a catalyst. By bringing each person's "true self" to light, you provide a window through visible elements of diversity and shine a light on their gifts—and it's only then that those gifts can be leveraged to their utmost capacity.
Dr. Geil Browning's second book outlines this process of discovery, effective communication, using thoughtful language, addressing challenges and instituting long-term behavioral change. By honoring the Preferences and Attributes of all employees, you lay the groundwork for enhanced performance and engagement.
- Learn how changing your language changes your thought patterns, and eventually leads to changes in behavior
- Dig into the real differences between you and your co-workers at the cognitive and behavioral levels
- Discover the strengths each person brings to the table, and synergize those strengths to collaborate more effectively
- Learn how to apply these same principles to social activities and family life to improve all communications and connections
Work That Works provides a blueprint for the transformation, and the practical guidance you need to build a better organization.
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About the Author
DR. GEIL BROWNING is the co-creator of the Emergenetics Profile and Founder and CEO of Emergenetics International, a premier global consulting firm specializing in helping executives and managers realize their full potential as leaders and as human beings. Dr. Browning has been celebrated throughout her long career as an influential business and thought leader, and she has been twice recognized as one of the recipients of Colorado's Outstanding Entrepreneurial Businesswomen of the Year award. Learn more at www.emergenetics.com.
Table of Contents
What Is Emergineering, and How Will It Make a Difference to You?
Principle #1 LEADERSHIP IS AN INSIDE JOB 1
Principle #2 EMBRACE THE SCRATCHY 25
Uncomfortable Is the New Norm
Principle #3 USING THE LANGUAGE OF GRACE 55
Words Are Powerful
Principle #4 CREATING A MEETING OF THE MINDS 81
WEteam Cognitive Collaboration
Principle #5 USING THE POWER OF WE 111
Techniques to Unleash Your Team’s Potential
Principle #6 LET YOUR PEOPLE LIVE TO WORK, NOT WORK TO LIVE 137
A Job Is More Than the Time Between Vacations
Principle #7 LOVE 153
Care for Your People and the Profi ts Will Come
Conclusion and Acknowledgments 171
Glossary of Emergenetics Terms 181