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Heart at work : stories and strategies for building self-esteem and reawakening the soul at work
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New York : McGraw-Hill, 1996
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Herein lies a priceless collection of inspiration-filled stories and personal testimonies that are a testament to the power and importance of self-esteem at work.

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Jack Canfield earned his Bachelor's of Arts from Harvard and a Master's degree from the University of Massachusetts. he also has an honorary doctorate from the University of Santa Monica. Canfield has been a high school and university teacher, a workshop facilitator, a psychotherapist and a leading authority in the area of self esteem and personal development for approximately 30 years.

Canfield is the founder and co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series, which has over 36 titles, 53 million copies in print and is translated into over 32 languages. He is the founder of Self Esteem Seminars in Santa Barbara, California, which trains entrepreneurs, educators, corporate leaders and employees in how to accelerate achievement. Canfield is also the founder of the Foundation for Self Esteem which provides self esteem resources and training for social workers, welfare recipients and Human Resource professionals. Some of his clients include Virgin Records, Sony Pictures, Merrill Lynch, Caldwell Banker, Federal Express, Bergen Brunswig Pharmaceuticals and the American Alzheimers Association.

In 1987, Canfield was appointed by the California Legislature to the California Task Force to Promote Self Esteem and Personal and Social Responsibility. He is the co-founder of the National Association for Self Esteem, and a member of the association for Holistic Education, as well as the National Association for for Self Esteem, where he was also a past member of the Board of Trustees and the recipient of the 1993 National Leadership Award. He is also a member of the National Staff Development Council and the National Speakers Association. In 1989, Canfield was awarded the Certified Speaking Professional designation, an honor that is held by less than 5% of NSA's membership. In 1997, he was nominated by three of NSA's past presidents for the coveted CPAE designation.

Canfield has appeared on such television shows as Oprah, The Today Show, 20/20, Eye to Eye, the NBC Nightly News and the BBC.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Booklist Review

Canfield knows what's good for what ails you. His remedy is nothing more complicated than warm chicken soup. Along with Mark Hansen, Canfield has dispensed more than three million copies of Chicken Soup for the Soul and its Second Helping, and, like the comforting broth, these simple books have proven effective. Each is a collection of 101 inspirational stories selected not only to make you feel better but to stick to your ribs. Canfield and new coeditor Miller conduct highly popular self-help, self-esteem seminars and, using the same recipe, they now target the workplace. They choose a new set of stories that demonstrate that perseverance leads to success and that without self-esteem one cannot overcome setbacks or failures. Canfield and Miller serve up an invigorating melange prepared by masters of motivation as diverse as Lou Holtz, Mary Kay Ash, Khalil Gibran, Nelson Mandela, and Mother Teresa. Order up a batch! (Reviewed May 1, 1996)0070116431David Rouse

Library Journal Review

This enjoyable collection of articles will inspire and soothe the person who believes that there needs to be more than just the "bottom line" to make a business successful. Canfield, of the famous "Chicken Soup" franchise, and Miller, president of Partnerships for Change, have selected materials from a broad range of contemporary business leaders. Many of the contributors were involved in the California Task Force on Self-Esteem and consider personal and corporate self-esteem to be the primary ingredient for success; here they offer their favorite techniques on building and maintaining it. Canfield's narration is well done, but Miller's voice sometimes lacks adequate flexibility and polish. Still, the quality of the material compensates for these minor defects. This program is for the person who wants to work for or start a business that moves beyond the traditional hierarchical model and is also recommended for public and business libraries.-Kathleen A. Sullivan, Phoenix P.L. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Willis HarmanBarbara GlanzJim CathcartNelson MandelaMichael JonesNathaniel BrandenRichard BrodieJack HawleyJack HawleyWilson L. HarrellLou HoltzPetey ParkerKahlil GibranJack HawleyMildred Brown DuncanSusan Cunningham EukerBob MooreJim DonovanMary A. LongGloria SteinemThich Nhat HahnKathy L. IndermillKen BlanchardKate LudemanWill SchutzSteven BoehlerBud Seith and Jacklyn WilferdRobert Levering and Milton MoskowitzCherie Carter-ScottJack HawleyJoe BlackJoel Goodman and Ken BlanchardJames O'TooleMichael J. WymanBob MoawadJames AutryRobert Levering and Milton MoskowitzJoAnn C. JonesDr. Tim JohnsonMary Kay AshRick PhillipsChristina CampbellAnita RoddickTrevor B. KwokNaomi RhodeSid FriedmanJack CanfieldHarvey MackaySusan E. DavisMichael J. WymanArt BuchwaldE. J. MichaelSteve WilsonTed EngstromRonald E. GuzikHelice BridgesFred BauerBob NelsonMother TheresaLillian VernonL. Hunter LovinsMichael Ray and Alan RinzlerGil AmelioHorst M. RechelbacherJohn Imlay, Jr.Robert RothJohn GoodmanJack StackRichard FoosL.S. BarksdaleGeorge E. McCownEmmett E. MillerJoel BrocknerJohn VasconcellosMartin RutteIchak AdizesMary Kay AshTerry Cole-WhittakerJack Canfield and Jacqueline Miller
Forewordp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
1 Self-Esteem and Youp. 7
Developing Your Personal Signaturep. 8
The Acorn Principlep. 11
Our Deepest Fearp. 14
Who Will Play Your Music?p. 15
Integrity and Self-Esteemp. 19
On Living a Liep. 20
Maintain Your Integrityp. 25
What Is Integrity?p. 26
Impeccabilityp. 28
Entrepreneurs and Self-Esteemp. 29
Victory Formulap. 32
A Million Dollar Lessonp. 34
Do What You Love--The Money Will Followp. 35
Work Is Love Made Visiblep. 36
Reverence in the Workplacep. 37
Mine Are the Small Initialsp. 39
Learning a Lessonp. 41
The Questionp. 43
Look Where You Want to Gop. 44
Firedp. 45
The Women of Ahmedabadp. 49
The Kingdom of Heavenp. 52
2 The Basic Principles of Managing for High Self-Esteemp. 53
Positive Self-Esteem at Work: The Eight Behavioral Keysp. 54
Self-Esteem and the Managing of Othersp. 62
The Worth Ethicp. 66
Self-Esteem and Workp. 73
All You Have to Do Is Ask!p. 83
Radical Reliance on Self-Esteemp. 85
Treated with Respectp. 90
The Value of Respectp. 92
Respect, Caring and Big Lovingp. 100
The Screamerp. 103
A Master of Human Relationsp. 105
The Fun Minute Manager: An Interview with Ken Blanchardp. 106
From Who to Whyp. 111
Taking Responsibilityp. 112
Let Complainers Solve the Problemsp. 114
The Bridge Between Self-Esteem and a Changing Work Environmentp. 115
3 The Importance of Caringp. 120
Threadsp. 121
What's in a Name?p. 122
A Most Important Questionp. 124
Consistency and Equityp. 125
The Invisible Signp. 126
Jessie's Glovep. 131
Caring and the Bottom Linep. 132
The Power of Four Letter Words!p. 133
A Pair of Socksp. 139
All in a Day's Workp. 140
Touchingp. 142
It Can't Happen Here?p. 143
4 The Importance and Power of Acknowledgmentp. 144
How to Really Motivate an Employeep. 145
All in the Family: Building Self-Esteem at Home and at Workp. 146
Applying the Principles of Family Counseling to Corporate Meetingsp. 149
The Amazing Power of Acknowledgmentp. 151
Love and the Cabbiep. 154
The Last Supperp. 156
The Power of Unkind Wordsp. 157
All You Need to Knowp. 158
The Wranglers vs. the Stranglersp. 160
Praising Your Way to Team Successp. 161
The Power of a Blue Ribbonp. 165
The Power of a Notep. 168
Three Simple Pointsp. 172
Rub Somebody the Right Wayp. 174
Feel Like the Job's Too Big?p. 182
5 CEOs on Self-Esteemp. 183
The King's Great Giftp. 186
Lillian Vernon on Self-Esteemp. 187
Self-Esteem in the Nonprofit Worldp. 189
A New Paradigmp. 193
Rewards Beyond the Bottom Linep. 194
Cultivating Self-Esteemp. 196
Managing to Laughp. 200
Meditation in the Workplacep. 202
Managing from Withinp. 204
Pride of Ownershipp. 210
Self-Esteem at Rhino Recordsp. 213
On Self-Esteemp. 216
A Capitalist Looks at Self-Esteem in the Workplacep. 221
6 Further Insightsp. 228
Self-Esteem in the Workplacep. 229
You Can't Cut Your Way to Prosperityp. 233
Self-Esteem: A Formula for 21st Century Living and Workingp. 236
Spirituality in the Workplacep. 242
Self-Esteem and the Impact of Changep. 249
Self-Esteem and Womenp. 251
Spirituality--The Heart and Soul of Every Successful Businessp. 252
Afterthoughtsp. 258
More Heart at Workp. 263
Resourcesp. 264
About the Authors and Contributorsp. 274
Endnotes and Permissionsp. 281