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Alive at Work

The Neuroscience of Helping Your People Love What They Do
Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
Categories: Business, Leadership
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Poll after poll has confirmed that an astonishing number of workers are disengaged from their work. Why is this happening? And how can we fix the problem? 

In this bold, enlightening book, social psychologist and professor Daniel M. Cable takes leaders into the minds of workers and reveals the surprising secret to restoring their zest for work. Disengagement isn't a motivational problem, it's a biological one. Humans aren't built for routine and repetition. We're designed to crave exploration, experimentation, and learning - in fact, there's a part of our brains, which scientists have coined "the seeking system", that rewards us for taking part in these activities. But the way organizations are run prevents many of us from following our innate impulses. As a result, we shut down. 

Things need to change. More than ever before, employee creativity and engagement are needed to win. Fortunately, it won't take an extensive overhaul of your organizational culture to get started. With small nudges, you can personally help people reach their fullest potential. Alive at Work reveals: 

  • How to encourage people to bring their best selves to work and use their greatest strengths to help your organization flourish 
  • How to build creative environments that motivate people to share ideas, work smarter, and embrace change 
  • How to enhance people's connection to their work and your customers 
  • How to create personalized experiences that help people feel a deeper sense of purpose 

Filled with fascinating stories from the author's extensive research, Alive at Work is the inspirational guide that you need to tap in to the passion, creativity, and purpose fizzing beneath the surface of every person who falls under your leadership.

©2018 Dainel M. Cable (P)2018 Recorded Books

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it's simple. want to lead? read. want to lead yourself? read it. I've spent my whole life trying to figure out how I work. after this read, I have much less work to do. you'll thank yourself for this if you can make the most of it. My name's David Dale and you'll know of me one day soon; that's how helpful this was for me personally. However, I recommended looking more into each aspect of the "seeking system" on your own. particularly the self expression aspect, as this is, in my opinion, the least expressed part.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-26-19

read it!

I think alive at work is a really good read/listen, simple and straight to the point!

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  • Judith
  • 06-04-19

Light and enjoyable

Good and memorable stories which will stick with me for a while I'm sure. Thanks.

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  • Trinidad Gonzalez
  • 07-04-18

Please read this book!

This book is for everyone because we all at one point in our lives have to lead others, and interact with others in a way that we can reach a mutual goal for the benefit of all! I wish this book reaches every manager on 🌍. Good proven strategies are shared together with case studies and real life examples. Happy listening 🤗