On Fire at Work: How Great Companies Ignite Passion in Their People Without Burning Them Out

  • 7h 56m 28s
  • Eric Chester, Rich Germaine, Sound Wisdom
  • Sound Wisdom
  • 2016

On Fire at Work flies in the face of other books on workplace culture by showing that employee engagement isn't the ultimate goal - it's merely the starting point. Renowned leadership expert Eric Chester has gone straight to the source - top-tier leaders of the world's best places to work to uncover their best-practice strategies for getting employees to work harder, perform better, and stay longer. On Fire at Work features examples and original stories from exclusive personal interviews with over 25 founders/CEOs/presidents of companies like Marriott, Siemens, BB&T Bank, Wegmans, 7-Eleven, Hormel, Canadian WestJet, Ben & Jerry's, and The Container Store, along with smaller companies like Firehouse Subs, the Nerdery, and Build-A-Bear. The guiding principle is that any organization in any industry - from Fortune 500 firms to mom-and-pop shops - can learn how to bring out the very best in their employees.

The book's content-rich research and conversational case study-based narrative make it a timely, actionable go-to reference on employee performance and productivity for C-level execs, corporate and government managers, HR professionals, and small business owners.

On Fire at Work is a practical field guide that any organization can implement to build, not an engaged workforce, but a workforce that's on fire!

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter One - Steak Knives, the Old School, and the New Deal
  • Chapter Two - COMPENSATION: Counterbalancing This and That
  • Chapter Three - ALIGNMENT: Inculcating Core Values from the C-Suite to the Custodian's Supply Room
  • Chapter Four - ATMOSPHERE: Ensuring Your Employees are Safe, Well Equipped, and Goofing off!
  • Chapter Five - GROWTH: Grow Them Big or They'll Go Home
  • Chapter Six - ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: What it Really Means to Put Your People First
  • Chapter Seven - AUTONOMY: Building an Army of Intrapreneurs
  • Chapter Eight - COMMUNICATION: The Inextricable Link Between Transparency and Trust
  • Chapter Nine - You Provide the Spark: They Will Create the Fire