Making Work Work

Making Work Work : The Positivity Solution for Any Work Environment

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Is your office a place of soul-destroying negativity? Shola Richards--keynote speaker, award winner, and creator of The Positivity Solution blog--is about to change that . . . forever.

"My mission was clear: I needed to fix the problems facing the workplace. As quickly as I came up with my new mission, I came up with the solution:

We need to treat each other better. Period."

Shola Richards had reached the end of the road: after nearly two years at a soul-sucking job, he felt numb and suicidal. So he quit and devoted himself to nothing less than transforming the workplace, turning it into a space of respect, courtesy, and endless energy. Making Work Work focuses on inspiring current and future leaders to start a movement that will banish on-the-job bullying, put meaning back into work, and enhance coworkers' happiness and engagement. Richards, whose popular blog has a worldwide following, explains why inaction is insane, why we must move forward with positivity, and why the "abc" employees (asshats, bullies, and complainers) are so destructive. This motivational guide will stay in readers' hearts and minds long after they finish reading it.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 152 x 228 x 25.4mm | 476.27g
  • Sterling
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • all in 2-color
  • 1454918721
  • 9781454918721
  • 1,103,440

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"From bullying to gossiping and all manner of disrespect, Richards documents incivility in the workplace with some astounding (and credible) statistics plus, of course, a goodly number of solutions and what-to-do's about it . . . While he debunks myths (positivity will never work; our workplaces are way too broken to fix) and underscores the facts (excuses can destroy your career, kill you, and drive away business), he provides a powerful template to follow as he ranges from defining respect to leading a world change." --Booklist
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About Shola Richards

Shola Richards is a dynamic keynote speaker, a certified Emotional Intelligence practitioner, an in-demand leadership trainer/consultant, and an award-winning Director of Training at a world-renowned US hospital. He created his blog, The Positivity Solution (, in May 2013, and has a worldwide following: his articles have been read by readers in over 160 countries. Richards has made multiple appearances on Huffington Post Live as an expert on workplace happiness and engagement, and his thoughts on how to create a more positive workplace have been published in the Chicago Tribune, Black Enterprise, National Register of Health Service Psychologists, Complete Wellbeing India, and Business Insider Australia. Richards has hosted his own television show for the CBS affiliate in New York, and proudly notes that the late literary icon Chinua Achebe was his godfather.
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