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Thank God It's Monday!: How to Create a Workplace You and Your Customers Love Hardcover – April 18, 2009
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“Thank God Roxanne is willing to share her special mix of motivation and proven methods to supercharge your workplace. Readers will move from ‘Thank God It’s Monday’ to ‘I Wish Every Day Could Be Monday.’”
Harvey Mackay, author of the New York Times #1 bestseller Swim With the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive
"Thank God It's Monday! is a mantra all organizations should chant. This book helps you not only see the joy that work can bring but it gives you ways to bring it to life. Buy this book only if you truly want to transform your organization."
John Christensen, creator of the FISH! Philosophy and coauthor of FISH!
“I love this book! Roxanne Emmerich’s ability to transform organizations is nothing short of miraculous. She’s the real deal. Every employer should have this book for every employee, AND any person who wants to be happy at work needs to buy it for themselves.”
Jack Canfield, author of The Success Principles and coauthor of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series
“Roxanne Emmerich provides an important reminder that trust, integrity, accountability, and FUN are the cornerstones of real business results. Changing the culture of your workplace can be challenging but delivers an undeniable return. Given we spend at least a third of our adult lives at work, we should all aim to wake up after the weekend and shout, ‘TGIM!’”
Jeffrey Hayzlett, Chief Marketing Officer, Eastman Kodak Company
“Read Thank God It’s Monday! and let Roxanne Emmerich’s engaging stories and inspiring ideas help you create passion in your organization. The words ‘love’ and ‘work’ can be used in the same sentence!”
Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager® and author of Leading at a Higher Level
Thank God It’s Monday! is about loving what you’re doing and creating massive results. Roxanne Emmerich introduces you to two CEOs: one desperately struggling to stay afloat and another who’s discovered a better route to growth and profitability. As you join them both on their journey, you’ll gain valuable insights for jumpstarting positive change from anywhere in the organization…replacing dysfunctional organizational behaviors with passion and creativity…overcoming setbacks…making vision and values actually work!
Whether you’re on the front line, in an office, or running the show, you’ll see how to:
• Replace dysfunctional behaviors with passion and creativity
• Overcome setbacks with a “bring it on” attitude
• Breathe results-generating life into vision and values
• Think big and make big things happen
Thank God It’s Monday! presents a unique approach that makes an impact on three groups at once:
• Employees discover how to win at work and love their work
• Companies turn around results quickly and profoundly
• Customers experience a powerful and visible commitment to their success
You will shift from a “why we can’t” to a “how we can” workplace...in one day! Your customers will go crazy about you. You will find yourself loving to go to work where everyone exclaims, Thank God It’s Monday!
Guest Review: John Christensen on Thank God It’s Monday!
Imagine a business where people love coming to work and are highly productive on a daily basis. Does such a place even exist in today’s sorely challenged economy? Yes Virginia, there are GOOD places to work, and experts like Roxanne Emmerich have proven that growth and profitability of successful companies begins on the inside. In her new book Thank God It’s Monday! How to Create a Workplace You and Your Customers Love, Emmerich offers a unique insight into the workplace – what makes it tick, what grinds it to a halt, and what revives, resurrects, and rebuilds it. Transcending mere workplace “self-help” for morale and motivation, Emmerich challenges employees on every level from the stockroom to the boardroom to take charge, commit, own-up, and be extraordinary at what they do. Offering practical advice on accountability, value-oriented business, and focused results and celebration of those, Thank God It’s Monday! is both practical and powerful in its strategies to create result-oriented companies with fully engaged employees. This book should be read by every employee, manager, and boss ready to take an honest and objective look at their performance and its impact on their company, and by every member of today’s troubled workforce looking to make a profound and positive change. John Christensen is the critically acclaimed co-author, award-winning filmmaker, and CEO of ChartHouse Learning Corporation whose books include Fish! A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results. Christensen is frequently quoted in national publications, including The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Money, and USA Today.
About the Author
Roxanne Emmerich has consulted with half of the nation’s top 1% performing financial institutions as well as hundreds of other business leaders. Her book, Profit-Growth Banking, has been called “the bible of successful business.”
A 20-year management consultant and three-time Entrepreneur of the Year winner, Roxanne has proven that companies grow when their people grow. Thank God It’s Monday! outlines a system for bringing profits and fun to business. She shows how to create a "Thank God It’s Monday" workplace with employees on fire and a bottom line that proves it. She uses her "Kick-Butt Kick-Off" strategy to create immediate culture shifts and achieve tangible results.
A member of the National Speakers Hall of Fame, she is noted by Sales and Marketing Management magazine as one of the most requested speakers for instilling a “bring it on” attitude. She has written hundreds of articles and is frequently interviewed by national media for practical business insights.
A distinguished alum of the University of Wisconsin, Roxanne served as a key advisor to former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson and as Editor-in-Chief of Extraordinary Banker magazine. She is also the founder of Permission to Be Extraordinary Summit, an executive breakthrough program run by her company, The Emmerich Group.
Roxanne resides in Minneapolis with her husband and children.
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"Most people spend their entire lives in unquestioned routines, never hearing the calling of how great they could be if only they refocused on making a profound difference through their work--no matter what they do." (location 354, Kindle format)
Thank God It's Monday! is inspirational for anyone who has ever had a job, from a receptionist to a sales person to the CEO, because we all have an impact on the success of the company or organization we work for. Understanding how we fit individually within the bigger picture and that every one of us has the power within ourselves to change the culture of our workplace is the key to making a difference.
"Leadership is not a position--it's a way of being. It's about being determined to make big things happen regardless of your position." (location 494, Kindle format)
Emmerich tells a lot of great stories about "leaders" who make a difference in their company just by showing up to work every day and being fully committed to the vision. She also gives examples of team members who just "don't get it." As managers or co-workers we can coach those people to see if we can help them, but ultimately, if they are not willing to get on board with the vision, it may be best to help them see that it's time for them to move on.
"If most of you have positive attitudes, but the customer is exposed to one bad attitude, it reflects on all of you, on your whole company's culture, and it will impact your business." (location 1300, Kindle format)
I found this book to be very inspirational and would encourage anyone to read it if they're interested in improving the culture of their workplace. Even if you work in the greatest company in the world, you're bound to come across co-workers who challenge you in some way (i.e. the victim, the whiner, etc.). Emmerich provides practical suggestions for how to deal with these situations and move on for the good of the company.