Business Fable Sheds New Light on Employee Engagement

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Fresh insights on the quest to unleash the power of people in the workplace captured in ‘Getting to the Heart of Employee Engagement’

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… a fresh understanding and appreciation for human nature in the workplace, and sets the stage for a breakthrough in optimizing employee performance.

In “Getting to the Heart of Employee Engagement: The Power and Purpose of Imagination and Free Will in the Workplace,” (published by iUniverse) author and consultant Les Landes offers a new path to the elusive pursuit for extraordinary employee engagement.
The book is rooted in a thought-provoking premise about the essential differences between human beings and other living creatures – imagination and free will. That distinction leads to “… a fresh understanding and appreciation for human nature in the workplace, and sets the stage for a breakthrough in optimizing employee performance” explains Landes.
The story in this business fable focuses on two key characters: Tom Payton, a human resources and employee communications manager, who wants a promotion and answers to a complex problem; and David Kay, an enigmatic consultant who guides him on a journey of discovery. Their conversations swing from the silly to the sublime, from the humorous to the serious, from the novelty of Barney, the purple dinosaur, to the elegant wisdom of Henry David Thoreau.

Landes adds, “Tom and David explore and challenge mistaken notions about employee beliefs and attitudes, and the ideas captured in their dialogue provide distinctive approaches to employee engagement based on insights from historically significant thinkers.”

About the Author
Les Landes is president of Landes & Associates based in St. Louis, Missouri. The firm’s overriding focus is on helping organizations create the kind of culture where employees love to work and customers love doing business. They provide an array of services that help organizations align employee engagement with marketing communication to improve performance. Landes formerly was the head of corporate communications for a major
international food company, and he currently writes a popular e-column called Inside-Out.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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