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"I loved this simple, powerful book. You can learn how to humanize your whole organization and turn everyone into a winner. Buy it!"—Harvey Mackay, author of Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive
Imagine what would happen in a work environment if people were given the freedom to act the way they really wanted to act—with courage, creativity, and independence from fear of criticism, or worse. Productivity, quality, job satisfaction, and company morale would all reach levels beyond expectation.
Is it possible for an individual to create such a work environment? By taking A Journey into the Heroic Environment, anyone from the company president down to a shop-floor employee can learn the principles and practices for creating just such a setting.
A Journey into the Heroic Environment chronicles the extraordinary trip taken by a young man caught in the rut of middle management. What began as just a train ride home from a job interview turned into an incredible learning experience when he shares a compartment with a mysterious older man who shows him the secret to job satisfaction. This stranger describes the concept of shared values and the Eight Principles of the Heroic Environment®. He shows this young man how universal respect, trust, and a genuine desire to attain a goal can unify an organization and make any job the perfect one.
In this fully revised and updated edition of the book that introduced shared values to the world of business, author Rob Lebow expands this business novelette to encompass many more aspects of business life. New topics include working through disputes and differences, balancing the four corporate personality types, and the basic law of business physics. At the end of this new edition, readers can take a quiz to help them determine if they work in a Heroic Environment®.
The lessons both the young man and the readers learn along the journey are designed to serve as a road map for creating a successful organization. By following the principles presented in this book, readers can effectively turn their current job into the job of their dreams.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Job satisfaction, Work environment, Quality of work life, Labor productivity