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Living for the Weekday: What Every Employee and Boss Needs to Know about Enjoying Work and Lifeby Clint Swindall
Synopses & Reviews
Imagine wanting to go to work
Employee engagement drives superior performance—it's that simple. Good leaders know this, and take active steps to promote it. Yet engagement is a two-way street; no program works without employees stepping up and participating. If you're a leader, this participation is the key to your team's breakthrough results. If you're a team member, it's the ticket for more life satisfaction and career advancement.
In his debut book titled Engaged Leadership, author Clint Swindall addressed the leader's role in employee engagement. Through this popular business fable, Clint introduced readers to Seth Owen, a young management recruit who helps his boss build a culture of employee engagement. In this eye-opening follow-up to Engaged Leadership, Clint retells the fable from the perspective of Miles Freeman, an employee of Seth's who struggles with the disengagement of everyone around him. With the help of some insightful and timely training on life balance, Miles discovers that employee engagement is the result of some specific choices he and his coworkers make in their personal lives.
Whether you're a leader or an employee, Living for the Weekday gives you effective ways to create sustainable, far-reaching engagement in any collaborative workplace. With five key factors as the foundation for balancing life and work—career, relationships, health, finances, and spirituality—Living for the Weekday enables you to:
This innovative and entertaining book takes a fun yet practical look at job satisfaction from the employee's point of view. Filled with challenges and self-assessments, it supplies you with a series of tools to get the most out of your team and your career, while serving as an enduring reminder that job satisfaction comes down to practicing a few simple behaviors—behaviors that may seem simple on the surface, but that can be agonizingly difficult to master. Make this inspiring and powerful book your first step in achieving a new level of workplace success.
Praise for Living for the Weekday
"If you want to have a team where leaders and employees are working hand-in-hand to build a culture of employee engagement, then you need to read this book. I'm confident it will help you become a weekday warrior." —Jon Gordon bestselling author of The Energy Bus and Soup
"In Living for the Weekday, Clint Swindall has rounded out a powerful message. Each individual has a personal responsibility, a singular opportunity to be highly engaged as an employee and, more importantly, highly productive and happy in all aspects of life."—Barry Malcolm, Managing Director, Scotiabank Bahamas Ltd.
"If you want to unlock your potential and the potential of those around you, Living for the Weekday is a must read." —Mike Crownover, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Valero Energy Corporation
"Employee engagement is a two-way street with both employers and employees responsible for creating a positive and productive work environment... Living for the Weekday presents employees with a practical and powerful approach to taking control of their own happiness."—Roger C. Ahlfeld Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Training, Uno Chicago Grill
"Clint Swindall lays out a clear plan that anyone can apply to become more engaged in their work and in their lives." —Dennis Snow, author of Unleashing Excellence
Clint's last book, Engaged Leadership, was a business fable about the importance of companies and managers in building and maintaining a culture of employee engagement, recognizing that companies who foster environments for their employees where the employees feel so content and motivated to be at work that they become more committed and involved in their jobs, which ultimately makes the company more productive.
But what do you need to build that kind of engaged culture at work?
You need employee participation.
And how do you get employees to be more committed and involved in their jobs?
That's the basis for this book. Clint's view is that there are 5 work/life aspects that employees need balance in order for employees to be engaged at their job: Career, Health, Finances, Relationships, and Character. And this book will have appeal to both management, and the employees themselves, because it takes effort on both parts to put processes in place to cultivate and maximize those five aspects of life inside and outside of the office.
About the Author
CLINT SWINDALL, author of Engaged Leadership, is a nationally recognized expert on leadership development. He is the president and CEO of Verbalocity, Inc., a personal development company with a focus on leadership enhancement. He delivers his inspiring and enthusiastic message of personal and professional leadership as a featured keynote speaker for Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and trade associations each year. His corporate client list includes American Express, BMW, Hallmark Gold Crown, Valero Energy, Ingersoll Rand, and Keller Williams Realty. You can reach him at Verbalocity's Web site at www.verbalocity.com.
Table of Contents
The Application of Living for the Weekday.
Challenge One: Address the hard questions about your career.
Challenge Two: Focus on your own personal growth.
Challenge Three: Surround yourself with the right people.
Challenge Four: Enhance work relationships.
Challenge Five: Focus on your physical health.
Challenge Six: Focus on your emotional health.
Challenge Seven: Tie financials to your bigger goals.
Challenge Eight: Add more value to your employer.
Challenge Nine: Figure out your bigger purpose.
Challenge Ten: Commit to a cause greater than yourself.
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