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Falling in Love with Work: A Practical Guide to Igniting Your Passion for Your Career

Denice Kronau

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ISBN 10: 1604945664 / ISBN 13: 9781604945669
Published by Wheatmark, 2011
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Title: Falling in Love with Work: A Practical Guide...

Publisher: Wheatmark

Publication Date: 2011

Book Condition:Good

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Synopsis:

Most of us fantasize about what it would be like to walk away from work.

Denice Kronau did it.

On the surface, Denice had it all: a great job as CEO of a $100 million company, offices in thirty countries, and travel around the world. However, her great job was killing her because she couldn't keep work in perspective. She let it take over her life and was exhausted, overworked, overweight, and endlessly running on a hamster wheel.

When it became too much, she took an unpaid sabbatical and spent months regaining a sense of balance in her life. She explored what drove her to work in such a destructive way and discovered many insights about work. More importantly, she found what made her happy at work. In Falling in Love with Work, Denice shares many of these key elements, such as:

  • We're human beings, not human "doings." Don't feed the urgent while starving the important.
  • It's perfectly fine to "Find out what you don't do well, and don't do it" (to quote Alf, the 1980s TV character).
  • Be happy, now. Don't postpone happiness while waiting for a one-time event.


About the Author:

Denice Kronau is a veteran of corporate life. During her thirty-year career she has held positions of chief executive officer, chief financial officer, and chief diversity officer. She has worked for notable global companies such as Altria, Diageo PLC, and Siemens AG.

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