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by Jill Geisler

Management guru Jill Geisler has coached countless men and women who want to build their leadership skills, help employees do their best work, and make workplaces happy and successful. In WORK HAPPY, she provides a practical, step-by-step guide, based on real-world experience, respected research, and lessons that will transform managers and their teams. It's a workshop-in-a-book, designed to produce positive, immediate and lasting results.Whether the reader is an experienced manager, a rookie boss or an aspiring leader, WORK HAPPY will supercharge their skills and celebrate the values that make anyone look forward to going to work. Jill Geisler offers concrete steps for improving each element of management including collaboration, communication, conflict resolution, motivation, coaching, and feedback, so that everyone on the team-whether in the office or working offsite-can do their best.WORK HAPPY takes management skills to the next level and proves that learning, leadership and life at work can (and should) be fun.
Download Work Happy: What Great Bosses Know epub
ISBN: 1455507431
ISBN13: 978-1455507436
Category: Business
Subcategory: Management & Leadership
Author: Jill Geisler
Language: English
Publisher: Center Street; 1 edition (June 5, 2012)
Pages: 368 pages
ePUB size: 1382 kb
FB2 size: 1506 kb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 162
Other Formats: mobi lit azw txt

Your work life is easier than ever these days, so you probably don't need this book. Also, you are an amazing boss whose team members drool in anticipation of your every witty word, so you don't need this book. And since your work-life harmony is perfect, you just don't need this book.

But if you're self-aware enough to recognize that you aren't perfect and your leadership skills need care and feeding, do yourself a favor: Buy this book, read it, think about it, read it again, then do what it says. And then later on, like in a month or two, read it again, slower.

Jill Geisler's advice belongs chiseled in a stone tablet and delivered to the masses by a Heston-like figure, but for now, this edition will do.

She is adept at holding a mirror in front of your managerial face and helping you fix your problems in a non-judgmental way. Dealing with different types of personalities, handling difficult conversations, knowing the difference between coaching and preaching (or worse, taking over): All of these managerial qualities are presented in an approachable way.

Her strategies help people become more effective human beings. Her advice is candid, but not glib. Forceful, but not harsh. And most important: It is empowering.

You need to read this book. And if you think you don't, my friend, you are the one who needs to read it the most.
TL;DR - buy the book. The cost is well worth it even if you learn only 1 thing.

As I was reading through this book, I was reminded of the many bosses I've had in my career. Some I desperately wished would have read this book - or if they knew the principles, at least took them to heart. Others I think could have written this book - they were paramount examples of the things "Great Bosses Know." In my current leadership role, I think I fell somewhere in the middle.

If you're running a team for the first time, grab this book immediately and read it from cover to cover, NOW. This is even more important if you've not been part of the workforce for a long time. This book is applicable for all leadership positions, but sometimes focuses a little bit more on office and professional settings over manual / customer service work.

You've been a boss for a while? Still grab this book and scan through it. For me, some of these things "I knew" - but others I didn't fully comprehend until I read the way that Jill phrased them. It was a good refresher with honest/accurate feedback of some of the fallbacks and shortcomings semi-experienced bosses have.

Overall, I'm glad I read the book. I think if I would have read it sooner in my career, I might have saved some mistakes - but that's also a point in the book: managers will make mistakes!
I have been reading a lot on management over the last few years, as staffs get thinner and are expected to produce more than ever. Jill Geisler has written a gem here. She draws on lessons learned in her classes teaching managers and her own experience managing a television newsroom. Invaluable insights, well-integrated self tests (which I normally hate) and practical advice. I have several new post it notes prominently placed in my office with notes from Jill's book.
If you have any questions about whether you are the best manager you could be and getting the most out of your people - stop now and buy this book!
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I was very thankful to stumble upon Jill Geisler's podcasts about "Work Happy; What Great Bosses Know" because she has an amazing way of putting every leadership scenario into a common sense approach. When I heard that she was writing a book I was really excited and knew I had to get it! I was very happy to be able to get it on my Kindle. Just so you know this is the first review I've ever written on Amazon and I've bought a lot of books! That's how much I think you should read this book! Trust me your team will be grateful. I love her leadership podcasts and I love the book as much, it's like a compilation of all her podcasts and it's great to have in my leadership toolbox. She has a way of relating to bosses and leaders like no one I've ever known and her advice is very helpful. Her book is like having a personal leadership mentor at your fingertips.
I am very happy with this product and have no complaints!
I thought I was being a GREAT boss, but turns out, the things I was doing to "help" were driving everyone else on my team crazy! My mistake was thinking good leaders ALWAYS needed to be front and center, but the advice in this book taught me that great leaders also have to learn to guide the ship from the galleys! This book is for the new boss, the "seasoned" boss, or anyone who wants to be the boss. It's the only way to make sure you don't become the "big bad boss" who once made you miserable when you were climbing the corporate ladder! So, put away the pepto, "Work Happy" takes the heartburn out of being the boss.
You're fooling yourself if you think you don't need to read the book, and you're being selfish if you don't share it! Work happy!!
This book is most applicable, approachable, and effective in my leadership library. The advice is sound, colloquial, and backed by research which soothes my anxiety and feeds my intellect. Together with her podcasts, this is saving my life!
I just became a new branch manager for a new bank. It is my first management position and I'm with an entirely new company. This book has helped me more than anything with my transition into my new role and dealing with my staff. This book is an amazing treasure of tips and strategies to make work not only more fun but easier.