The Truth About Employee Engagement: A Fable About Addressing the Three Root Causes of Job Misery



A bestselling author and business guru tells how to improve job satisfaction and performance In his sixth fable bestselling author Patrick Lencioni takes on a topic that almost everyone can relate to job misery 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 more engaging 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 root causes of job misery and how they can be remedied It covers the benefits of managing for job engagement 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 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 Direct TV JCPenney Microsoft Nestle Northwestern Mutual Southwest Airlines and St Jude Chilren s Research Hospital Lencioni is the author of ten bestselling books including The Five Dysfunctions of a Team and The Advantage He previously worked for Oracle Sybase and the management consulting firm Bain
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