Who the Hell Wants to Work for You? Mastering Employee Engagement.

Who the Hell Wants to Work for You?

The answer can take your business to the next level...

In Who the Hell Wants to Work for You?, you'll discover 23 battle-tested principles to help you quickly and easily master employee engagement to make work more fulfilling and rewarding for everyone in your company. Result: your employees do what you want and need them to do — willingly, happily, enthusiastically, and beyond your wildest expectations!

With these powerful management tactics at your fingertips, you'll bring the best out of your employees ... and ignite an unprecedented level of engagement ... without strong-arm tactics, hair-pulling misery, or letting people take advantage of your good nature.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1
An Employee's View: The Cubicle-Side Dilemma
  • Where Disengagement Comes From
  • What Motivates Your Employees
  • What Employee Engagement Isn't
Chapter 2
Hire Traits and Behaviors
  • Make it Harder to Lie
  • Your Company's DNA
  • Be Willing to Make Exceptions
Chapter 3
Engage from Day One
  • Cultural Immersion
  • Mission, Vision, and Values
  • Mindless Paperwork
  • Meet the Man Behind the Legend
  • Share the Spotlight
  • Free Stuff
  • Unique, Weird, and Downright Insulting
  • Ask the Employee
  • Make Friends
  • Score a Quick Win
  • Set Expectations
Chapter 4
Set Goals
  • Mistake #1: Set No Goals
  • Mistake #2: Make It Too Easy
  • Mistake #3: Make It Too Hard
  • Telling is Not Selling
  • Tweak Your Tools
Chapter 5
Keep the Eyes on the Prize
  • Give Real-Time Feedback
  • Get in the Game
  • Never Mind Setbacks
  • Find a Buddy
Chapter 6
Network
  • Make the Introductions
  • Blow Their Horn
  • Be Inclusive
  • Make It Easy for Employees to Network
Chapter 7
A Manager's View: What Kind of Boss are You?
  • The Indecisive Boss
  • The Insecure Manager
  • The All-Knowing Leader
  • What If We Got Rid of Managers Altogether?
Chapter 8
Use Them or Lose Them
  • What Would They Rather Do?
  • Leave Room for Great Ideas
  • Let Them Win
Chapter 9
Support Career Development
  • Be a Mentor
  • Keep Everyone Learning
  • Transparency = Learning
Chapter 10
Make Them Visible
  • What if There are Few Opportunities?
  • What if Nobody Wants to Participate?
  • What if an Employee Doesn't Want Visibility?
  • What if an Employee is Already Well-Known?
Chapter 11
Let Go of Your Inner Micromanager
  • Are You a Micromanager?
  • Ready to Quit?
Chapter 12
Be Authentic
  • So You're Highly Unlikeable
  • Show Your Vulnerability
  • Setting the Tone is Not Enough
Chapter 13
Help
  • Your Attitude is Key
  • What Kind of Relationship Are You Creating?
  • Try Active Listening
  • Keep the Lines Open
Who the Hell Wants to Work for You? Mastering Employee Engagement.
Chapter 14
Reward Like a King
  • Recognition is More Important Than Pay
  • Reward with Purpose
Chapter 15
An Executive's View: A Company of People
  • Can You Get Rich by Taking Care of Employees?
  • What Does It Mean to Take Care of Your Employees?
  • Can You Afford to Take Care of Your Employees?
Chapter 16
Got Culture
  • Who Invented "Corporate Culture?"
  • How to Preserve the Core
  • Give Your People Ownership
Chapter 17
Start at the Top
  • What Does a CEO do?
  • Three Leadership Hacks
Chapter 18
Communicate
  • Company-to-Employees
  • Employees-to-Company
  • Employees-to-Employees and Other People
  • Putting It All Together
Chapter 19
Give them a Voice
  • Ask Them What They Think
  • You Want Debate
  • Don't Expect Them to Hand You A Solution
Chapter 20
Default to Open
  • Think Social
  • Default to Open
Chapter 21
Go on a Mission
  • Don't Fake It
  • Start with What You Know
Chapter 22
Engage Outside of Work
  • Find Your Niche as a Volunteer
  • Just Have Fun
Chapter 23
Say Thank You
  • Thank Your People for Weird Stuff
  • Make it Social
  • Connect the Dots
  • Have Your Own Special Ways of Expressing Gratitude
Chapter 24
Give Them a Break
  • Annual Cycle
  • Weekly Cycle
  • Daily Cycle
  • Project Cycle
  • Task Cycle
Chapter 25
Let the Walls Help
  • Color and Texture
  • Space
  • Natural Sunlight
  • Eco-Friendliness
  • Nature
  • Food
  • Napping
  • One-of-a-Kind Features
  • Slides
Chapter 26
Play
  • How to Succeed without Really Trying
  • Make Your Thinking as Funny as Possible
Back Matter
Afterword
About the Author
Further Reading
Acknowledgements
Endnotes
Tim Eisenhauer

About the Author

Tim Eisenhauer is President of Axero Solutions, a software company founded a decade ago. Its flagship product, Communifire, is used by more than 4 million people worldwide. Clients include Hyundai, Toyota, Schneider Electric, Bravo, and Edwards.

"Who the Hell Wants to Work for You is a new way of solving an old problem: how to get your employees to bring their A-game to work."

—Sammy Tovar, former Operations Manager, Mail Boxes Etc.

"Absolutely fantastic, easy to read, and loaded with practical information. This is a "must add" to your library—and it's fun to read!"

—Alan Collins, bestselling author and former Vice President of PepsiCo

"A terrific primer for individuals, managers, and executives who wish to create a culture of superior employee engagement in their enterprises."

—Doug Conant, New York Times bestselling author and former CEO of Campbell Soup Company

"Do what Tim says and you'll build a high-performing workplace you can be proud of."

—Chick Vigeant, CEO, Clearify

"Tim's ideas have a huge positive impact not just on employee engagement but on the overall performance at work."

—Fara Jaza, HR Director

"The best employee engagement advice available."

—Sue Chacon, Arizona State University

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