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Reviving Work Ethic: A Leader's Guide to Ending Entitlement and Restoring Pride in the Emerging Workforce Hardcover – January 5, 2012
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''Eric has distilled his vast experience into a timely and concise book that will be very valuable to anyone who wants to improve the performance of young people in today's workforce. This is a must-read for managers, teachers, and parents.'' --Ted Fowler, president and CEO, Golden Corral
''Nothing beats hard work, and never will. The problem is that it is in short supply. In this wonderful book Eric Chester lays out the path to getting back to basics and unleashing winning behaviors in your workforce. Read it, study it and then DO IT! It will make you a better leader.'' --Chester Elton, coauthor of best-selling The Orange Revolution and The Carrot Principle
''Chester certainly has a handle on driving performance through the emerging workforce. And with the diminishing work ethic being such a pressing concern for leaders, the timeliness of this book couldn't be better.'' --Donald Broman, president, Snap On Industrial
''No one knows the emerging workforce better than Eric Chester. He's spot on when it comes to the challenge leaders face for improving work ethic and restoring pride, and he offers advice that is both practical and solid.'' --Joseph M. DePinto, president and CEO, 7-Eleven
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I like Reviving Work Ethic because of the actionable insights provided to imbue workers with a strong work ethic. Unique to this writing is the cognizance and compliance matrix that provides an excellent starting point from which leaders can specifically tailor their actions to individual employees. I further appreciate Eric's deliberate definition and influencing actions associated with each aspect of work ethic. His attention to defining work ethic, employee conversation starters, action tips, and work ethic value proposition tables, contribute to the completeness of this book and make it ideal for new and experience leaders alike.
If I had one criticism of Reviving Work Ethic it would be Eric's singular focus on new workers. I believe to varying degrees and for differing reasons workers of all ages and experience levels have a sense of entitlement. Furthermore, I believe workers from all generations can be found in each quadrant of Eric's cognizance-compliance matrix.Read more ›
The book "Reviving Work Ethic" has a very good message in how to get people, especially young people, to develop a work ethic which has been a bedrock of America's economic success, i.e, people working hard everyday to earn a good living, take care of their family and elevate themselves. It is a core American value that is taught from childhood.
The author argues that we are losing this core value as he has been observing (based on his extensive research, varied experience and numerous speaking engagements with young people) that we are becoming an entitlement society -- people wanting and expecting things without really working hard for it.
So, how do you fix this?
The book recommends that we need to revive our work ethic which has made American economic success an envy of the world and help build a thriving middle class. It is a simple message, presented in a no nonsense way in a readable form supported by plenty of real world examples.
The book is well organized in that the author first clearly states the problem of lack of work ethic in our society. He cites, according to the Rasmussen poll, that "58% of adults don't think work ethic will pay off, and another 16% weren't sure." He further adds that "adults eighteen to twenty-nine were by far the most pessimistic age group on the topic of work ethic."
Next, he defines work ethic as "knowing what to do and not doing it.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was a really interesting book. Even though it's not what I expected,it was very educational and informative. I would recommend it.Published 23 months ago by Anthony
This book is drivel. It's a rehash of the problem throughout the book. Culture problem, culture problem, bla, bla bla. I'm so amazing to have written this. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book arrived shortly after I placed the order. This book offers insight into the minds of millennials and how to motivate them and encourage a strong work ethic they likely... Read morePublished on February 24, 2014 by Aaron Simon
Eric does a great job of capturing what so many of us are at least thinking if not saying aloud to our peers. Read morePublished on August 25, 2013 by Steve
I'm a Y or shall I say "Why" Generation person and was curious about how I can pick up my performance where I am at and shine in a better job than what I have now. Read morePublished on July 13, 2013 by La Femme Fatal
I read this book to give me perspective in the QSR industry, as we employ many of the under-20 age group. Read morePublished on June 21, 2013 by Pam M
I'm a student at a college i found out this book really works by me examples of work ethics easy explanation and clear language of work ethics for the everyday person, or the... Read morePublished on April 23, 2013 by Nanda