Three Signs of a Miserable Job Package with DVD

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Three Signs of a Miserable Job  video based workshop with Patrick Lencioni is designed to insight cultural transformation—one manager at a time. The easy to follow format will help managers more effectively engage, motivate, and retain employees by eliminating the three causes of job misery. The Truth About Employee Engagement book was originally published as The Three Signs of a Miserable Job.

According to Patrick Lencioni, three underlying factors will make a job miserable, and they can apply to virtually all jobs regardless of the nature of the work being done. The three signs are at first glance obvious and seemingly easy to resolve. And yet they remain largely unaddressed in most organizations.

  1. Anonymity -People cannot be fulfilled in their work if they are not known. All human beings need to be understood and appreciated by someone in a position of authority for their unique qualities.


  2. Irrelevance -Everyone needs to know that their job matters to someone. If there is no connection between a person's work and the satisfaction of another person or group of people, an employee simply will not find lasting fulfillment.


  3. Immeasurement- Employees need to gauge their progress and level of contribution for themselves. They cannot be fulfilled if their success depends on the opinions and whims of another person, now matter how benevolent that person may be.

With all three of these factors, the one person who has the most influence and control over how they are implemented is the employee's manager. Managers must know their employees. Managers must understand how he or she makes a difference in their employees work life. Managers must initiate clear measurement tactics with their employees.

This DVD is part of a management development program designed to help managers more effectively engage motivate, and retain employees by eliminating the three causes of job misery.

  • A richer understanding of the model and its application
  • Remarkable stories illustrating the model
  • Specific advice and practical tools on how to begin the process of eliminating job misery
  • A common language for discussing job fulfillment

Program Contents

DVD and Companion Guide (includes a sample Manager's Guide) -Runtime is 45 minutes  Additional Guides avaliable.  Suggested that each Manager be provided a guide for personal use and reference following training.

The Manager's Guide is a  hands-on booklet developed as a companion piece to The Truth About Employee Engagement Video Presentation. It is meant to be an action-oriented tool for leaders to both understand and reflect upon their behaviors according to the Three Signs model. The booklet is a living document, meaning that after a manager completes the initial exercises and action plans, it should be used, referred to, and updated regularly.

Booklet Highlights

  • Self-assessment
  • Anti-misery worksheets
  • Suggested next steps

Frequently asked questions

Also Available-Managing For Employee Engagement  -Complete Facilitatation Kit for a Comprehensive Workshop using Truth About Employee Engagement.
Lencioni has filled this book  with actionable advice you can put into effect immediately.  In addition, it covers the benefits of managing for job fulfillment within organizations to increase productivity, increase employee retention and increase competitive advantage.

What readers are saying:

"In a sea of generic books on employee engagement and empowerment, Lencioni throws us a life preserver.  His book is a masterful tale which I highly recommend to leaders and anyone else trying to build more personal satisfaction in their work" Kevin D. Wilde, VP, Chief Learning Officer, General Mills, Inc.

"I love this clever and insightful book! It will remind any manager, at any level, why they became a manager in the first place." Greg Gross, Senior Vice President- Hilton Hotels

"This is a page turner that unravels the mystery of job satisfaction for any manager.  Whether you manage six or sixty thousand people, it is essential reading." Trevor Fetter, president and CEO, Tenet Healthcare Corporation.

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