Love It, Don't Leave It (Paperback)

26 Ways to Get What You Want at Work

By Beverly Kaye, Sharon Jordan-Evans

Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 9781576752500, 216pp.

Publication Date: October 11, 2003

Other Editions of This Title:
MP3 CD (1/24/2017)

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Description

How long has it been since you’ve said that about your work?

What are you waiting for?
Your organization to care?
Your boss to go?
Your colleague to stop being a jerk?
Someone to hand you an exciting new assignment?
More money?

This book is the antidote to waiting. Return to it again and again. Dog-ear the pages and highlight ideas that hit home. Sometimes you have to go, but often you don’t. Love It, Don’t Leave It will teach you how to get satisfaction from your work …….right where you are … now.


About the Author

The authors of this book were introduced to each other by a mutual friend who insisted that they had a great deal in com- mon, both personally and professionally. She was right on both counts. (Thank you, Susan!)
Their professional partnership produced their first book, Love ’Em or Lose ’Em: Getting Good People to Stay, and a host of workshops and products to support managers in their ef- forts to engage and retain their talent. Their continued work together led to many discussions and debates and eventually gave way to the book that is now in your hands.
The authors of this book were introduced to each other by a mutual friend who insisted that they had a great deal in com- mon, both personally and professionally. She was right on both counts. (Thank you, Susan!)
Their professional partnership produced their first book, Love ’Em or Lose ’Em: Getting Good People to Stay, and a host of workshops and products to support managers in their ef- forts to engage and retain their talent. Their continued work together led to many discussions and debates and eventually gave way to the book that is now in your hands.


Praise For Love It, Don't Leave It: 26 Ways to Get What You Want at Work

“Love It, Don’t Leave It is a must-read for all those who want to take control of their performance and their careers despite today’s uncertainties. The employee is an active agent, charged with knowing him or herself well enough to find the right role, set the right expectations, build the right relationships, and so forge the right career. In their immensely practical book, Kaye and Jordan-Evans show how.”
—Marcus Buckingham, coauthor of First, Break All the Rules and Now, Discover Your Strengths

“Finally, a handbook for taking action that every employee needs and any employee can use to take ownership and accountability for their job, career and happiness. When you’re tired of playing ‘the blame game’ and want to get results, pick up this book!”
—Bob Nelson, Ph.D., author of 1001 Ways to Reward Employees and 1001 Ways to Take Initiative at Work

“This book is a rich buffet of ideas for taking your work to the next level. I savored this wise and witty book from cover to cover. Every reader should dip in with gusto!”
—Dick Leider, couthor of Whistle While You Work

“This is not just another ‘fix-me-because-I’m-broken’ book, or worse, ‘Take this job and shove it!’ Instead, the authors succeed with sensitivity, wisdom and wit, in offering real solutions that put employees with workplace woes in the driver’s seat. The reader is invited to make assertive choices from a menu chock full of practical know-how and is inspired to put those choices into action.”
—Stanlee Phelps, master coach and author of The Assertive Woman

“Kaye and Jordan-Evans have done it again—hard-hitting, practical advice on how to bloom where you are planted. Before you find a greener pasture, let them show you how to mow the grass.”
—John Izzo, author of Awakening Corporate Soul

“Bev and Sharon have the gift of serving both the interests of employee and the institution in the same breath. This book offers another important step in creating workplaces which contain both commitment and humanity.”
—Peter Block, author of Flawless Consulting, Stewardship and The Answer to How Is Yes

“This book is full of truth and wisdom. Many people who leave the place where they worked end up wishing they hadn’t. But they left because they couldn’t figure out how to get what they need there. Too bad they didn’t read Love It, Don’t Leave It! It would have showed them how to stay put AND find what they were looking for.”
—Bill Bridges, author of JobShift: How to Prosper in a Workplace Without Jobs and Creating You and Company: How to Think Like the CEO of Your Own Career

“For the millions of workers feeling trapped in cubicle-land, this book is a godsend. Chock full of real-world advice from real employees, every page has proven strategies that can make your life at work more pleasurable and infinitely more ful- filling. If you’re going to spend more time at work than at anything else you do, why not make it work for you? Read this book and find out how.”
—Charles Decker, coauthor of Beans: Four Principles for Running a Business in Good Times or Bad