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Facilitator, Daniel Crouch

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Chapter Book Club Discussion - The Optimistic Workplace: Creating an Environment That Energizes Everyone by Shawn Murphy, CEO of Switch & Shift, an organization that helps improve the quality of employees’ lives through positive business practices and leadership development. He has over 20 years experience as a culture change practitioner, workshop facilitator, and speaker. About the book: Should we be working harder…or working happier? When it comes to work these days, we’re expected to do more with less—but is this nose-to-the-grindstone philosophy the best way to run a business? Alarmingly low employee engagement numbers indicate otherwise. So, if pushing everyone harder isn’t the path to productivity, what is? Supported by the latest research, this eye-opening book argues that our best work is the product of a positive environment. That’s good news for you as a manager. While you can’t personally transform the corporate culture, you can influence the workplace climate and create meaningful and lasting change. Advocating a steward model of management, The Optimistic Workplace reveals how to: * Explore personal and organizational purpose—and align them for astonishing results * Overcome resistance and skepticism * Build camaraderie and deepen loyalty * Increase intrinsic motivation * Help your team find meaning in their work * Identify goals collaboratively and track progress * And more Examples from companies large and small demonstrate how this people-centric focus ignites employee potential, increases innovation, and catapults the organization to new levels of performance. Far from being a wish-upon-a-star discussion of workplace happiness, this book presents an array of surprisingly simple strategies as well as practical 30-, 60-, and 90-day plans designed to focus your actions and make employee optimism not just a worthy goal—but a real and measurable result.

We estimate this book to take 4-6 hours to read. Individuals reading time may vary. When you have finished the book, you must self-report to claim the PDUs for reading time. The PMI Chapter will report the 1.5 PDUs for attending the book discussion event on October 4th.

Hardcover: 240 pages

Publisher: AMACOM; Special ed. edition (October 28, 2015)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0814436196
ISBN-13: 978-0814436196

Talent Triangle PDUs:
Leadership – 1.5
Strategic Business Management –
Technical -
TOTAL – 1.5

Event ID: 20181004-1

Date / Time of Event: October 4, 2018 6:00-7:30 pm

Agenda:
Welcome & Introduction
Book Discussion
Wrap-Up

Location: Veterans United Home Loans “The Perk”
20 Southampton Dr, Suite 105
Columbia, MO 65203
(across from Rock Bridge High School)

Attendee Cost: No cost

Benefits: Readers and participants will be presented with examples and instructions for how to advocate a steward model of management through these activities: * Explore personal and organizational purpose—and align them for astonishing results * Overcome resistance and skepticism * Build camaraderie and deepen loyalty * Increase intrinsic motivation * Help your team find meaning in their work * Identify goals collaboratively and track progress.

Recommended Audience: Anyone interested in reading the book and discussion

Prerequisites or Requirements: Read the book prior to attending the meeting.

Event Properties

Event Date 10-04-2018 6:00 pm
Event End Date 10-04-2018 7:30 pm
Registration Start Date 09-10-2018
Capacity 20
Registered 6
Available place 14
Cut off date 10-02-2018 6:00 am
Individual Price Free
Location Veterans United
We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Chapter Membership

New & Renewing Members for September and October 2018

Gloria Andrews

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Rodney Britt, PMP

Cecilia Clark, PMP

Travis Clines, PMP

Charles Eads

Fiodor Galchenko

Jason Goran, PMP

JT Jarnegan, PMP

Katie Lockwood, PMP

Jessica Manley

Stacy Maskey, PMP

Travis Nichols, PMP, PMI-ACP

Eric Peterson, PMP

Greg Polowy, PMP

DeAnne Rickabaugh, PMP

Kimberly Russell, PMP

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Vickie Winder

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