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The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement, and Creativity at Work by Steven Kramer, Teresa Amabile

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The Inner Work Life Effect

How Inner Work Life Drives Performance

HELEN SMILED and raked her fingers through her short blonde hair as she finished her journal entry at the end of a busy workday. Her husband had just phoned to say he had picked up the kids at day care and, although exhausted, the forty-one-year-old software engineer was deeply satisfied as she reflected on the previous ten hours. A fifteen-year veteran of DreamSuite Hotels, now working for a subsidiary, Helen had started the day grateful that her team leader had told her she could take time in the afternoon to see her second-grade daughter star in the class play:

I was so very appreciative that my project manager works with me so that I can have time off during the day to ...

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