How to Be Happy At Work

How to Be Happy At Work

Available

September
2017

About the Book

“I’m working harder than I ever have, and I don’t know if it’s worth it anymore.” If you’re a manager or leader in today’s high-speed, high-stress economy, these words have probably run through your mind, maybe more than once. Many people in management positions are feeling fed up, burned out, and unhappy at work: the constant pressure and stress, the unending changes, the politics…People are feeling they can’t give much more, and their performance is suffering.

But it’s work after all, right? Should we even expect to be fulfilled and happy at work? Annie McKee answers with a definitive yes. She makes the most compelling case yet that happiness―and the full engagement that comes with it―is more important than ever in today’s workplace. Based on extensive research and decades of experience with leaders, this book sheds new light on the powerful relationship of happiness to individual, team, and organizational success.

McKee’s research reveals that there are three essential elements that people must have in order to be happy at work:

  • A sense of purpose and the chance to contribute to something bigger than themselves;
  • A vision that is powerful and personal, creating a real sense of hope; and
  • Resonant, friendly relationships

The book is organized around these essential elements and shows how leaders can create and sustain them in the face of ongoing stress and pressure, as well as how to create a healthy, positive climate for their teams and other groups within their companies.

How to Be Happy at Work will transform and enrich your understanding of what it means to be happy at work, and it will provide clear, practical advice and instruction on how to achieve this.

Primal Leadership

Primal Leadership

About the Book

This is the book that established “emotional intelligence” in the business lexicon—and made it a necessary skill for leaders.

Managers and professionals across the globe have embraced Primal Leadership, affirming the importance of emotionally intelligent leadership. Its influence has also reached well beyond the business world: the book and its ideas are now used routinely in universities, business and medical schools, in professional training programs, and by a growing legion of professional coaches.

Originally published in 2002, this popular book was re-released in 2014. The refreshed edition, with a new preface by the authors, vividly illustrates the power—and the necessity—of leadership that is self-aware, empathic, motivating, and collaborative in a world that is ever more economically volatile and technologically complex. This powerful message is even timelier now than when it was originally published.

From bestselling authors Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis, and Annie McKee, this groundbreaking book remains a must-read for anyone who leads or aspires to lead.

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“Primal Leadership reassesses what makes a great leader.”

— TIME

“Sound and practical advice on leading effectively, based on science and business experience, from the leader in the field of emotional intelligence.”

— Martin Seligman, Fox Leadership Professor of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania

“[A] fascinating account of how emotions are at the heart of effective leadership. Filled with practical advice backed up by research, this book is a gem—smart reading for students and leaders alike.”

— David Gergen, Professor of Public Service and Director, Center for Public Leadership, John F. Kennedy School, Harvard University

“Invigorating.”

— USA Today

“a timely resource for those aspiring to lead on the cutting edge of today’s business environment.” “Thoroughly action-oriented, it breaks down the qualities making up “primal”—or resonant—leadership, discussing how to develop each one, with specific examples from various organizations.”

— T+D magazine (American Society for Training & Development)

Resonant Leadership

Resonant Leadership

About the Book

The blockbuster best seller Primal Leadership introduced us to “resonant” leaders–individuals who manage their own and others’ emotions in ways that drive success. Leaders everywhere recognized the validity of resonant leadership, but struggled with how to achieve and sustain resonance amid the relentless demands of work and life. Now, Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee provide an indispensable guide to overcoming the vicious cycle of stress, sacrifice, and dissonance that afflicts many leaders. Drawing from extensive multidisciplinary research and real-life stories, Resonant Leadership offers a field-tested framework for creating the resonance that fuels great leadership.

Rather than constantly sacrificing themselves to workplace demands, leaders can manage the cycle using specific techniques to combat stress, avoid burnout, and renew themselves physically, mentally, and emotionally. The book reveals that the path to resonance is through mindfulness, hope, and compassion and shows how intentionally employing these qualities creates effective and enduring leadership. Great leaders are resonant leaders. Resonant Leadership offers the inspiration–and tools–to spark and sustain resonance in ourselves and in those we lead.

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Becoming a Resonant Leader

Becoming a Resonant Leader

About the Book

What distinguishes great leaders? Exceptional leaders capture passion. They lead for real: from the heart, smart and focused on the future, and with a commitment to being their very best.

As Annie McKee, Daniel Goleman and Richard Boyatzis have shown in their bestselling books Primal Leadership and Resonant Leadership, they create resonance with others. Through resonance, leaders become attuned to the needs and dreams of people they lead. They create conditions where people can excel. They sustain their effectiveness through renewal.

McKee, Boyatzis, and Frances Johnston share vivid, real-life stories illuminating how people can develop emotional intelligence, build resonance, and renew themselves.

Reflecting twenty years of longitudinal research and practical wisdom with executives and leaders around the world, this new book is organized around a core of experience-tested exercises. These tools help you articulate your strengths and values, craft a plan for intentional change, and create resonance with others.

Practical and inspiring, Becoming a Resonant Leader is your hands-on guide to developing emotional intelligence, renewing and sustaining yourself and your relationships, and taking your leadership to a whole new level. This book is ideal for anyone seeking personal and professional development and for consultants, coaches, teachers, and faculty to use with their clients or students.

Management: A Focus on Leaders

Management: A Focus on Leaders

About the Book

Directed primarily toward undergraduate business college/university majors, this text also provides practical content to current and aspiring industry professionals. Financial crises, catastrophic disasters, and business scandals are constantly making today’s headlines. Annie McKee, author of the textbook Management: A Focus on

Leaders, believes that amidst these issues we are experiencing a unique opportunity to add new fervor to the way we prepare students for the future. Directly addressing the challenges and opportunities in our changing world, Management: A Focus on Leaders shows future managers how to lead in a complex, yet exciting, global environment.