Praise for
Four Secrets

"In a globalized world, this book provides ana-lytical tools and app-roaches for honoring differences in the workplace."
Ron Sacchi, Director
   of Organizational
   Learning and
   Development,
   VeriSign Inc., and
   Author of Design/
   Build your Business

"Gem of a book for anyone who works or manages workers.  It
will reveal in yourself
and your team the secrets to enjoy your work and your success."
Don McInnis, Author
   of Listen to Life and
   University Adminis-
   trator

"Packed with really use-ful information... it was like reading a book
about people I know."
Laura Oliphant, PhD
   Senior Investment
   Manager, Intel
   Capital

"An easy read... differ-ent from what I have read in the past.
Provides tools for in-depth understanding which in turn allows [the reader to make] better choices."
Gerry Lipka,
   Manager Corporate
   Projects, Sandia
   National
   Laboratories

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Congratulations," Four Secrets to Liking Your Work," Winner of ISPI's Award of Excellence in 2008!Four Secrets to Liking Your Work
You May Not Need to Quit to Get the Job You Want
Edward G. Muzio - Deborah J. Fisher, PhD - Erv Thomas, PE
Financial Times Press, February 2008
(Buy it
here -- See media samples here)

Do you dread the first day of your work week?
Do you wish you could make your job better?
Do you dream of quitting and never returning?
Do you want to change jobs but fear ending up somewhere worse?

If so, this book and website are for you!


NEW! Watch the Four Secrets to Liking Your Work Book Brief
on BNET/CBS Interactive! 
It's Four Secrets in Seven Minutes...

You are not alone
More than three quarters of US workers are looking for a new job, because they don't like what they do.*  And the problem isn't limited to the US, although that's where it may be the worst.  The world is flat, and we hear stories of Monday Morning Dread from around the world.  One European study suggests that in some countries of the EU, job dissatisfaction plagues up to a third of the workers.**

If you're in the US, imagine a room filled with 10 of your coworkers. Whatever they do and whatever their rank, odds are that seven of them don’t like their jobs. Do you know which ones? Are you one of them?

In fact, studies suggest that one of those 10 is actively working against the company. If you are trying to be productive, that person is actively working against you too. 



Imagine a work life so compelling that if you
won the lottery, it would change your bank
account balance but not your daily routine.
 

Stop the Suffering
This trend is terrible! It's detrimental to the people doing the work they hate, and disruptive for the companies they work for. It's damaging to the families and children of the unhappy workforce, and counterproductive for the economy as a whole. It's even bad for the contented minority who like their jobs, because they are surrounded by miserable coworkers and "misery loves company."

Start the Solution
This is not a stop-whining-fast program inflicted on you by someone else.  It's also not a program of denial, closing your eyes and imagining a better world. Liking Your Work is about you
doing what you can to make your work life better.

Imagine for a moment that you looked forward to going to work. Imagine work that was fun, engaging, and felt more like recreation and less like…well, work! Imagine thinking, “I can’t believe I get paid for this.”

 

If this sounds good, you have come to the right place!



*Multiple sources, e.g. SHRM, DataDome
**European Community Household Panel, adapted by Bauer, T.K., 2004

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