Buffalo, NY (PRWEB) July 20, 2006
Many leaders in organizations fail to realize that their attitudes and behaviors are having a negative influence on the organization and the employees. Hope for A Healthy Workplace: Introducing Philanthropian Leadership (ISBN 1598861107) written by Dr. Lisa M. S. Barrow was recently released by Tate Publishing.
Dr. Barrow gives the reader an inside look at how negative workplace interactions can increase stress and other health-related problems. When employees do not feel valued at work, the absenteeism and turnover rates increase, employee creativity is stifled and employee morale suffers. Dr. Barrow's book addresses these issues and seeks to bring hope to workplaces that are struggling to become high performance organizations.
Hope For A Healthy Workplace is based on research conducted by Dr. Barrow and includes real life experiences of Dr. Barrow and other employees. Dr. Barrow addresses the issues of emotional abuse in the workplace and workplace bullying. The book contains recommendations for organizations, leaders and employees. Dr. Barrow has included a few chapters that represent the voices of real employees. Throughout those chapters, the employees discuss their views on how they want to be seen and treated in the workplace.
Dr. Barrow also, introduces the readers to a new leadership approach she created as a result of her research. Philanthropian leadership seeks to bring a sense of humanness into the workplace by incorporating five elements; love which is defined as valuing others, compassion, caring, altruism, and perceptive listening.
Dr. Barrow seeks to shed light on a phenomenon that is occurring in workplaces. Dr. Barrow commented, " In today's highly competitive world, organizations need to create work environments that uphold the value of employees. Too many employees have been poisoned by the negative attitudes and behaviors of leaders in organizations. Unfortunately, some employees have either thought about ending their lives or have successfully ended their lives because they could no longer endure the negative attitudes and behaviors of their bosses. This is an outrage! Emotional abuse in the workplace is literally killing employees."
Dr. Barrow is the founder of the Center For Philanthropian Leadership. She holds a doctorate in management from the University of Phoenix. Dr. Barrow has 20 years of managerial experience in various manufacturing organizations, including the automotive industry. She currently teaches management and leadership courses at the university level.
Dr. Barrow recently appeared on the following Canadian tv talk shows; 100 Huntley Street, On The Line, and Nite Lite Live.
Hope For A Healthy Workplace (ISBN 1598861107) is now available at http://www.amazon.com, http://www.amazon.ca, barnesandnoble.com, http://www.hopeforahealthyworkplace.com and http://www.tatepublishing.com.