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Thank God It's Monday!: How to Create a Workplace You and Your Customers Love (Hardcover)


by Roxanne Emmerich (Author)

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Today's #1 Secret of Profitability and Performance "Thank God Roxanne is willing to share her special mix of motivation and proven methods to supercharge your workplace. Readers will move from 'Thank God It's Monday' to 'I Wish Every Day Could Be Monday.'" Harvey Mackay, author of the New York Times #1 bestseller Swim With the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive "Thank God It's Monday! is a mantra all organizations should chant. This book helps you not only see the joy that work can bring but it gives you ways to bring it to life. Buy this book only if you truly want to transform your organization." John Christensen, creator of the FISH! Philosophy and coauthor of FISH! "I love this book! Roxanne Emmerich's ability to transform organizations is nothing short of miraculous. She's the real deal. Every employer should have this book for every employee, AND any person who wants to be happy at work needs to buy it for themselves." Jack Canfield, author of The Success Principles and coauthor of the Chicken Soup for the Soul(R) series "Roxanne Emmerich provides an important reminder that trust, integrity, accountability, and FUN are the cornerstones of real business results. Changing the culture of your workplace can be challenging but delivers an undeniable return. Given we spend at least a third of our adult lives at work, we should all aim to wake up after the weekend and shout, 'TGIM!'" Jeffrey Hayzlett, Chief Marketing Officer, Eastman Kodak Company "Read Thank God It's Monday! and let Roxanne Emmerich's engaging stories and inspiring ideas help you create passion in your organization. The words 'love' and 'work' can be used in the same sentence!" Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager(R) and author of Leading at a Higher Level Thank God It's Monday! is about loving what you're doing and creating massive results. Roxanne Emmerich introduces you to two CEOs: one desperately struggling to stay afloat and another who's discovered a better route to growth and profitability. As you join them both on their journey, you'll gain valuable insights for jumpstarting positive change from anywhere in the organization!replacing dysfunctional organizational behaviors with passion and creativity!overcoming setbacks!making vision and values actually work! Whether you're on the front line, in an office, or running the show, you'll see how to: / Replace dysfunctional behaviors with passion and creativity / Overcome setbacks with a "bring it on" attitude / Breathe results-generating life into vision and values / Think big and make big things happen Thank God It's Monday! presents a unique approach that makes an impact on three groups at once: / Employees discover how to win at work and love their work / Companies turn around results quickly and profoundly / Customers experience a powerful and visible commitment to their success You will shift from a "why we can't" to a "how we can" workplace...in one day! Your customers will go crazy about you. You will find yourself loving to go to work where everyone exclaims, Thank God It's Monday!

From the Back Cover

Today’s #1 Secret of Profitability and Performance



“Thank God Roxanne is willing to share her special mix of motivation and proven methods to supercharge your workplace. Readers will move from ‘Thank God It’s Monday’ to ‘I Wish Every Day Could Be Monday.’”

Harvey Mackay, author of the New York Times #1 bestseller Swim With the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive



"Thank God It's Monday! is a mantra all organizations should chant. This book helps you not only see the joy that work can bring but it gives you ways to bring it to life. Buy this book only if you truly want to transform your organization."

John Christensen, creator of the FISH! Philosophy and coauthor of FISH!



“I love this book! Roxanne Emmerich’s ability to transform organizations is nothing short of miraculous. She’s the real deal. Every employer should have this book for every employee, AND any person who wants to be happy at work needs to buy it for themselves.”

Jack Canfield, author of The Success Principles and coauthor of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series



“Roxanne Emmerich provides an important reminder that trust, integrity, accountability, and FUN are the cornerstones of real business results. Changing the culture of your workplace can be challenging but delivers an undeniable return. Given we spend at least a third of our adult lives at work, we should all aim to wake up after the weekend and shout, ‘TGIM!’”

Jeffrey Hayzlett, Chief Marketing Officer, Eastman Kodak Company



“Read Thank God It’s Monday! and let Roxanne Emmerich’s engaging stories and inspiring ideas help you create passion in your organization. The words ‘love’ and ‘work’ can be used in the same sentence!”

Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager® and author of Leading at a Higher Level



Thank God It’s Monday! is about loving what you’re doing and creating massive results. Roxanne Emmerich introduces you to two CEOs: one desperately struggling to stay afloat and another who’s discovered a better route to growth and profitability. As you join them both on their journey, you’ll gain valuable insights for jumpstarting positive change from anywhere in the organization…replacing dysfunctional organizational behaviors with passion and creativity…overcoming setbacks…making vision and values actually work!



Whether you’re on the front line, in an office, or running the show, you’ll see how to:

• Replace dysfunctional behaviors with passion and creativity

• Overcome setbacks with a “bring it on” attitude

• Breathe results-generating life into vision and values

• Think big and make big things happen



Thank God It’s Monday! presents a unique approach that makes an impact on three groups at once:

• Employees discover how to win at work and love their work

• Companies turn around results quickly and profoundly

• Customers experience a powerful and visible commitment to their success



You will shift from a “why we can’t” to a “how we can” workplace...in one day! Your customers will go crazy about you. You will find yourself loving to go to work where everyone exclaims, Thank God It’s Monday!

Inspiring and helpful, May 13, 2009
By Julie Neal "The Complete Walt Disney World" (Sanibel Island, Fla.)


This book about having a more fun and motivated workplace looked a little too chirpy for my tastes. When I read that one of the chapters is called "Busting the Baditudes," I pictured Andy "The Nard Dog" Bernard from The Office saying the same thing. But once I started reading, the serious message hit home: When you love your work, you do a good job. And your customers will notice.

Thank God It's Monday tells stories as opposed to spouting statistics and lecturing to the reader. I especially liked the chapter called Vanish the Energy Vampires, about people at the workplace that "suck you dry of all your life force." The whiners, the perpetual victims, the people who only see the negative side of life; these are the ones to steer clear of and vanquish.

After every chapter is a list of ideas to help you build on what you've just learned.

Also by the author: Profit-Growth Banking.

Here's the chapter list:

Introduction

Part I: A Problem... or an Opportunity
1. "Thank God It's Monday"
2. There Really ARE Good Places to Work
3. But I've Got a Business to Run
4. Who Can Take Action -- Everyone!

Part II: Rock Your World: Initiating Change
5. Shifting a Company's Gears: The Unreasonable Premise
6. Tales from the Trenches: Front-Line Workers Who Can Think Big
7. Vision It Possible
8. Commit to Your Commitments
9. Have Yourself a Kick-Butt Kick-Off
10. Hooplas & High Fives & Cheerleading: The Everyday Celebration
11. Hooplas & High Fives & Cheerleading: The Ongoing Everyday Celebration
12. Measure Everything!

Part III: The "How To" Toolbox for Making Any Workplace Better
13. Get a Brand New Attitude
14. Enthusiasm: Light That Fire in Your Belly
15. Life Balance: Show Up Fully No Matter Where You Are
16. Values as Your True North
17. Bravely Go Beyond the Job Description
18. Giving: Ignited Spirits Through Profound Service

Part IV: Obstacles... or Minor Speed Bumps? Clear the Road Blocks and Saboteurs: Ground Rules to Keep Dark Moments in the Past from Poisoning the Glorious Future
19. What We Have Here Is a Failure to Communicate... Clearly
20. Vanish the Energy Vampires
21. Bust the Baditudes
22. Better Off Somewhere Else? Get On the Happy Bus... or Get Off the Bus
23. Gossip: The Hurt That Never Heals
24. Understanding Perspective: Always Being Right Can Be Wrong
25. Clean Up Your Messes and Mistakes: Restore Trust

Epilogue: One Last Thing

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