CAIRO BOOKS's Description
A bestselling author and business guru tells how to improve your job
satisfaction and performance.
In his sixth fable, bestselling author Patrick Lencioni takes on a topic that
almost everyone can relate to: the causes of a miserable job. Millions of
workers, even those who have carefully chosen careers based on true passions
and interests, dread going to work, suffering each day as they trudge to jobs
that make them cynical, weary, and frustrated. It is a simple fact of business
life that any job, from investment banker to dishwasher, can become miserable.
Through the story of a CEO turned pizzeria manager, Lencioni reveals the three
elements that make work miserable -- irrelevance, immeasurability, and
anonymity -- and gives managers and their employees the keys to make any job
As with all of Lencioni?s books, this one is filled with actionable advice you
can put into effect immediately. In addition to the fable, the book includes a
detailed model examining the three signs of job misery and how they can be
remedied. It covers the benefits of managing for job fulfillment within
organizations -- increased productivity, greater retention, and competitive
advantage -- and offers examples of how managers can use the applications in
the book to deal with specific jobs and situations.
Patrick Lencioni (San Francisco, CA) is President of The Table Group, a
management consulting firm specializing in executive team development and
organizational health. As a consultant and keynote speaker, he has worked with
thousands of senior executives and executive teams in organizations ranging
from Fortune 500 companies to high-tech startups to universities and
nonprofits. His clients include AT&T, Bechtel, Boeing, Cisco, Sam?s Club,
Microsoft, Mitsubishi, Allstate, Visa, FedEx, New York Life, Sprint, Novell,
Sybase, The Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the U.S. Military Academy at West
Point. Lencioni is the author of six bestselling books, including The Five
Dysfunctions of a Team. He previously worked for Oracle, Sybase, and the
management consulting firm Bain & Company.