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The Three Signs of a Miserable Job: A Fable for Managers (And Their Employees)

By Patrick Lencioni

The Three Signs of a Miserable Job: A Fable for Managers (And Their Employees)

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Started reading:
2013-05-10 07:52:37
Finished reading:
2013-05-11 07:15:24

Review

Rating: 6

Written as a fictional story about a retired manager looking for his next challenge, the book addresses some of the key things about what makes the workplace somewhere people enjoy or turns it into somewhere that people dread. In the style of Lencioni’s other books, it concludes with the prescriptive steps to turn around a workplace with further examples of putting those practices in place. A little too heavy on things that sound like disguised versions of faith-based underpinnings of servant leadership (the author is a bog fan) along with trying to apply quantitative measures to things that seem purely qualitative areas. There are some good ideas, however, particularly in the area of anonymity (employees aren’t interchangeable ciphers and managers need to take an interest in other aspects of their life outside of work).

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