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Making it Work at Work: A Guide to Career Development and Fulfillment (Collection)

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Master Powerful Ways to Find Purpose, Fulfillment, and Greatness at Work!

Four great books show you how to find purpose, fulfillment, and greatness at work--no matter where you work or how fast your workplace is changing! Imagine the leaders of one of New York’s top real-estate firms coming together every Monday morning to hear…the moral and spiritual thoughts of a Rabbi. Wouldn’t you like to hear the paths Alan Lurie traced for his listeners, how he helped them bring together their spiritual and business lives, the sacred and the profane? Five Minutes on Mondays compiles these talks for the first time, sharing Lurie’s deep and profound inspiration on the challenges we all face--at work and in life. Lurie draws on millennia of philosophy, theology, and science to help us answer our deepest questions, comfort our deepest yearnings, and become better people: more connected to each other and to the Greater Purpose. Next, in Touchdown! Achieving Your Greatness on the Playing Field of Business (and Life), Dr. Kevin Elko shows how to build your success one brick at a time…so when it happens, it happens huge. America’s #1 performance consultant, Elko shares all he’s learned working with legendary athletes such as Emmitt Smith, championship coaches like Nick Saban, and thousands of the world’s top businesspeople. If you’re good, he’ll make you great. If you’re great, he’ll make you the best! Next, Four Secrets to Liking Your Work offers the first practical, start-to-finish program for transforming your work life: all the tools, tricks, ideas, examples, and proven research you need to make your work life more fulfilling and joyful, wherever you work--starting right now. Finally, in Your Job Survival Guide: A Manual for Thriving in Change, Gregory Shea, Ph.D., and Robert Gunther help you thrive amidst the challenges of your permanent “whitewater world” of change at work. Drawing on extensive research, they show how to protect your career, improve your resilience, and rediscover play and adventure as you “ride the workplace rapids.”

From inspirational business leaders, trainers, and authors, including Alan Lurie, Kevin Elko, Edward Muzio, Deborah Fisher, Erv Thomas, Gregory Shea, and Robert Gunther

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Contents
  4. Five Minutes on Mondays: Finding Unexpected Purpose, Peace, and Fulfillment at Work
    1. Copyright Page
    2. Praise for Five Minutes on Mondays
    3. Dedication Page
    4. Acknowledgments
    5. About the Author
    6. Introduction
    7. Donkey for Sale: Ethical Wealth
    8. Justice on the Train: Offering Criticism
    9. Try Them, Try Them: Developing Persistence
    10. Door Openers: Spiritual Leadership
    11. Who Needs You?: Working Together
    12. Listen Up: Effective Listening
    13. I Don’t Know: Respectful Conversation
    14. In the Beginning: Keeping Resolutions
    15. Prelude to Disaster: Building Confidence
    16. Eureka!: Using Intuition
    17. Something Creative: Accessing Creativity
    18. Do You Mean It?: Discovering Meaning
    19. You’re Finished!: Embracing Change
    20. Alone on the Sofa: Finding Truth
    21. The Superior Object: Resolving Conflicts of Interest
    22. Hey, You Screwed Up Again!: Transforming Mistakes
    23. Making Stuff Up: Reacting Objectively
    24. Waiting for Nobel: Overcoming Feelings of Inadequacy
    25. Self, Actually: Being Authentic
    26. Return That Call: Enlightened Self-Interest
    27. So, a Horse Walks into a Bar...: Taking Time for Laughter
    28. What If?: Facing Fear
    29. The Aim of Existence: Cultivating Happiness
    30. The No Negativity Event: Living with Optimism
    31. A Thankfully Short Message: Living with Gratitude
    32. The Power of Three: Living with Balance
    33. Take a Breath: Directed Meditation
    34. Go Forth: Starting on the Spiritual Journey
    35. The Lonely Man: Balancing Faith and Ambition
    36. What’s in Your Pocket?: Integrating Opposites
    37. Bad Banker: Living in Abundance
    38. Index
  5. Touchdown!: Achieving Your Greatness on the Playing Field of Business (and Life)
    1. Copyright Page
    2. Praise for Touchdown!
    3. Dedication Page
    4. About the Author
    5. Foreword by Butch Davis
    6. Foreword by Jon Dorenbos
    7. Preface
    8. Introduction
    9. CHAPTER 1. Growing Up
    10. CHAPTER 2. You Do Not Have to Carry More Than You Can Hold
    11. CHAPTER 3. Cutting the Internal Mental Clutter
    12. CHAPTER 4. Just One Last Play
    13. CHAPTER 5. Seasons of Life
    14. CHAPTER 6. The Preseason: It Happens Before It Happens
    15. CHAPTER 7. The Action Season: You Do Not Get What You Want—You Get What You Deserve
    16. CHAPTER 8. The Playoffs
    17. CHAPTER 9. The Off-Season
    18. CHAPTER 10. Speaking Out: Heart Song Catalogue of Catchphrases
    19. FT Press
    20. Index
  6. Four Secrets to Liking Your Work: You May Not Need to Quit to Get the Job You Want
    1. Copyright Page
    2. Praise for Four Secrets to Liking Your Work
    3. Dedication Page
    4. Acknowledgments
    5. About the Authors
    6. Prologue: Monday Morning Dread
    7. Chapter One. The Trouble with Work
    8. Chapter Two. How People Act
    9. Chapter Three. Watching the Action
    10. Chapter Four. Why People Act
    11. Chapter Five. Figuring Out Why
    12. Chapter Six. What People Do
    13. Chapter Seven. Do What You Like
    14. Chapter Eight. Got Skills?
    15. Chapter Nine. A Bird's Eye View
    16. Appendix
    17. Notes
    18. FT Press Financial Times
    19. Index
  7. Your Job Survival Guide: A Manual for Thriving in Change
    1. Copyright Page
    2. Praise for Your Job Survival Guide
    3. Dedication Page
    4. Acknowledgments
    5. About the Authors
    6. Preface: We Surely All Will Die
    7. Chapter 1. An Eskimo on the Titanic
    8. Chapter 2. Working the Eddies: Pace Yourself to Preserve Your Sanity
    9. Chapter 3. Mastering the Roll: Prepare to Fail Gracefully and Recover Quickly
    10. Chapter 4. The Power of Play: Optimism and Resilience
    11. Chapter 5. Personal Flotation: You Are Responsible for Your Own Security
    12. Chapter 6. Scouting and Portaging: Set Your Own Course
    13. Chapter 7. Rising Above the Roar: Communicate Through Symbols
    14. Chapter 8. Building Flocks: Teaming for Today's Run
    15. Chapter 9. Leading Trips: Guiding Through Permanent Whitewater
    16. Conclusion, What Conclusion?
    17. Endnotes
    18. Financial Times Press
    19. Inside Front cover
    20. Inside Back cover
    21. Index