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Transform Your Workplace: 52 Proven Strategies to Motivate, Energize, and Kick Productivity Up to the Next Level

Ford, Lynda

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9780071456197: Transform Your Workplace: 52 Proven Strategies to Motivate, Energize, and Kick Productivity Up to the Next Level

Strategies that make managers heroes to their staffs and their bosses

In a time when the job marketplace is more changeable than ever, finding and keeping the best employees and maintaining an upbeat, productive work environment has never been more important. Lynda Ford, a leading consultant on workplace issues in companies from the very small to the Fortune 500, delivers an indispensable survival guide for every manager who's ever been asked to do more with less. Using stories of successful--and some not-so-successful--managers to illustrate her points, Ford equips readers with 52 proven, easy-to-implement strategies that they can readily tailor to any organization's unique needs, including:

  • Address potentially sticky situations head-on
  • Give employees room to stretch
  • Be a management gladiator
  • Be positively unpredictable when it counts
  • Celebrate the small stuff
  • Infuse passion-and let it show
  • Discover employee motivators and use them
  • Develop leaders, not followers
  • Get rid of the fickle finger of blame
  • Use failure as a vehicle for success

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A survival guide for every manager who's been asked to do more with less

Written by a leading national expert on workplace issues who has consulted companies from the very small to the Fortune 500, Transforming Your Workplace One Week at a Time arms you with tested strategies and techniques for motivating your staff and making your department a model of productivity and employee retention. With dozens of eye-opening, real-life stories of successful--and some not-so-successful--managers, Lynda Ford delivers 52 proven improvement initiatives that you can tailor to your organization's or department's unique needs and culture. You'll discover how to

  • Address potentially sticky situations head-on
  • Give employees room to stretch
  • Infuse passion into the work environment
  • Be positively unpredictable when it counts
  • And many other ways to motivate, energize, and boost productivity

Transforming Your Workplace One Week at a Time will help you harness every opportunity for efficiency and productivity in your business.

"Lynda Ford's ability to get the message across in a 'no-fuss' manner is incredible. Her book is a must read for everyone!"--Cathy Newell, President/CEO, Mohawk Ltd.

"Lynda's book not only conveys a philosophy for success but more importantly provides the quantitative tools to achieve it."--Donald L. Miller, President/CEO, Lutheran Care Ministries Network

"These are the problems managers must contend with and Lynda Ford's strategies for overcoming them are exactly what is needed."--Joseph Reinherz, President, Empire Aero Center

About the Author:

Lynda Ford is President of The Ford Group. A consultant, professional speaker and author, she works with clients in the areas of leadership and management development, executive and management coaching, training, and facilitation.

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