Cupertino, CA (PRWEB) February 15, 2012
Expert organizational psychologists S. Chris Edmonds and Lisa Zigarmi recognize that positive and effective organizations enable well-being for those who work within them. In their newly released book, #POSITIVITY at WORK tweet, they share their combined knowledge of positive psychology and organizational development in practical terms. They define and describe a constructive workplace, and demonstrate how to engender positive emotions, relationships, meaning, accomplishment, and health at work.
Edmonds and Zigarmi understand that work can be gratifying and enriching — a positive facet of our lives. And yet so often it is not — it seems people are happy only on the weekends. Why? They believe that it is simply because most of us spend the vast majority of our waking hours working for organizations that neither create nor promote wellness. The authors show how a positive workplace provides a constructive environment that fulfills our needs for autonomy, connection, and impact, while ensuring the means to food and shelter. When the conditions for well-being are present in a workplace then everybody — employer, employees, external stakeholders, and society — benefits.
“…Needless to say, this topic is hot right now,” exclaims Zigarmi. “The entire January/February 2012 issue of Harvard Business Review is dedicated to ‘The Value of Happiness – How Employee Well-being Drives Profits’,” she continued.
Written in an easy-to-action tweet format, the wisdom that Edmonds and Zigarmi share with readers translates into an immediate benefit in their daily work. For example, tweet (“aha”) #42 lets professionals instantly evaluate their manager or own leadership potential: “Great leaders demonstrate authentic emotion at work: joy over success, frustration over hurdles, and love of their aligned team. Be real.” Or how about aha #74 to improve the quality of their work hours today: “Reflect on your values, your life themes & your personal story. Then, share your notes so others can remind you of your strengths & purpose.”
A book that contains so much actionable and practical wisdom within a slim format is a rare find, and praise has been quick to flow in. Garry Ridge (@learningmoment), president and CEO of WD-40 Company and co-author of Helping People Win at Work says, “These are magnificent learning points for business/personal life that will enrich you every day. Zigarmi and Edmonds truly want you to win at work.” Dan Bowling, who formerly headed HR for Coca-Cola, endorses the book heartily with his words of praise: “Chris & Lisa ‘tweet’ you to #POSITIVITY at WORK by showing how emotions, relationships, meaning, achievement and health make a great workplace!”
Healthy work cultures happen by design, not default. Responsibility lies not only with the employer, but also with the individuals who make up the organization. Towards this effort, Edmonds’ and Zigarmi’s designed-for-action #POSITIVITY at WORK tweet is a perfect guide, one that offers insights on how to create a healthy, affirmative work environment where every individual contributes, connects, succeeds, and thrives.
#POSITIVITY at WORK tweet Book01 is part of the THiNKaha series whose slim and handy books contain 140 well-thought-out quotes (tweets/ahas).
About the Authors:
S. Chris Edmonds is a speaker, author, and senior consultant with the Ken Blanchard Companies. He is the author of #CORPORATE CULTURE tweet, co-author of Blanchard’s bestselling book, Leading at a Higher Level, and also co-author of Blanchard’s award-winning culture change process. As Blanchard’s culture expert he has helped numerous clients create a high performing, values aligned culture using Blanchard’s proven process. Thousands of his followers on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn look forward to his culture and leadership tweets each day.
Lisa Zigarmi is a Lead Client Service Partner for The Ken Blanchard Companies® in New York City. She works with Fortune 500 companies to build the leadership capacity of their staff and is passionate about creating saner, more effective, more meaning-driven organizations. She researches employee work passion/engagement and helps leaders and organizations to create the conditions (role, organizational, and relational) for their employees to flourish. Lisa has an M.A. in Applied Positive Psychology from The University of Pennsylvania. She is also a certified coach, completing her coach training through The Coaches Training Institute.
TITLE: #POSITIVITY at WORK tweet Book01
SUBTITLE: 140 Bite-Sized Ideas to Help You Create a Positive Organization Where Employees Thrive
AUTHOR: S. Chris Edmonds, MHROD, and Lisa Zigarmi, MAPP
DATE OF PUBLICATION: February 2012
PRICE: Paperback $19.95, eBook $14.95
ISBN: Paperback: 978-1-61699-078-7 (1-61699-078-3)
ISBN: eBook: 978-1-61699-079-4 (1-61699-079-1)
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CONTROL NUMBER: 2011945518
THiNKaha, an imprint of Happy About®, is a leader in timely, cutting-edge books and mobile applications from relevant experts that provide valuable information in a fun, Twitter-brief format for a fast-paced world. Every book in the THiNKaha series is a slim, handy volume, which consists of 140 quotes of timely, practical advice, or wisdom. Presented in tweet format, each “aha” is 140 characters or less. These bite-sized words of wisdom span a number of subjects and interests. Titles include: #CORPORATE CULTURE tweet, #TEAMWORK tweet, #LEADERSHIP tweet, #PROJECT MANAGEMENT tweet, and more.
THiNKaha books and authors are also part of THiNKaha Learning, a continuous training program based on customized topics that enhance attendees’ skills by offering bite-sized, easy-to-understand, and worthwhile chunks. This program powers the internal champion at companies or a content guru to deliver expert knowledge on relevant topics, and in a way that inspires learning in their environment and fosters “aha” moments. Just think regular bite-sized morsels can be delivered on topics such as: leadership, management, sales, marketing, work-life balance, project management, social media and networking, presentation skills, and other topics that are needed by the learner.
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