Essay about The Three Signs Of A Miserable Job

2357 Words Jun 12th, 2016 10 Pages
This paper compares the works of Patrick Lencioni’s The Three Signs of a Miserable Job (2007) with Influencer (2013) authored by Joseph Grenny, Kerry Patterson, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler with the intent of illustrating the complimentary applicability to improve employee morale and development, talent retention, and overall business success. In a world of growing job discontentment, despite a rising number of American college graduates, it remains the leader’s obligation to understand what drives behavior and to put together winning strategies to equip themselves and their team(s) with the influential tools necessary to nurture inevitably vibrant communities. Identifying the importance of personal recognition, relevance, and measured success, Lencioni notes the fundamental cornerstones for employee engagement, while Influencer provisions a systematic approach to influence behaviors to drive change. Together these tools, used appropriately, can change the hearts and minds, the culture and environment of any setting, to facilitate giving the most to and getting the most out of one’s resources.
The Three Signs
Lencioni (2007) argues that: “Scores of people suffer – really suffer – every day as they trudge off from their families and friends to jobs that only make them more cynical, unhappy, and frustrated than they were when they left. Over time, this dull pain can erode the self-confidence and passion of even the strongest people, which in turn, affects…

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