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No Excuses: How You Can Turn Any Workplace into a Great One by Michael Burchell, Jennifer Robin

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Chapter 2

I Think [Like a Great Workplace Leader], Therefore I Am [a Great Workplace Leader]

Your brain is an amazing thing. It makes up only 3 percent of your body weight, yet uses 20 percent of the energy your body expends in its day-to-day functioning. Most of that energy your brain uses is spent generating 70,000 thoughts per day.1 The first step to creating a great workplace is to ensure that the portion of those thoughts dedicated to how you think about the work ahead of you is constructive. Just as Descartes points out in his pontification, “I think, therefore I am,” your attitude toward great workplaces is your ticket toward one.

We've known for a long time that the attitude of leaders in an organization makes the biggest difference ...

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