Plug the Tub
“Plug the tub is a treasure trove of practical wisdom for business owners, leaders, managers - indeed anyone whose job is to ensure that employees remain motivated and productive. The informal, unaffected presentational style belies a solid understanding of the psychological underpinnings of both motivation and de-motivation in the workplace. Drawing on Fred’s own consulting experience for relevant examples, they identify a number of key sources of de-motivation, and in a refreshingly positive fashion offer constructive, realistic and proactive strategies for addressing them. In an era where short- and long-term disability claims as a result of workplace stress and depression are at an all-time high, and where the costs of failing to retain a productive, motivated workforce are soaring, Plug the tub is much-needed preventative medicine for any organization”.
Stephen R. Swallow, Ph. D., Registered Psychologist Director, Oakville Centre for Cognitive Therapy
What motivates people? What discourages them? How can we avoid similar situations and pitfalls? Many people try the “carrot and stick” approach to motivating staff, but this approach has little effect and may even hinder progress in achieving company goals.
The aim of this book is to show employers and supervisors how to avoid “de-motivating” subordinates.
Chapter 1-Plug the Tub
Chapter 3-Team Building
Chapter 4-Principles of Discipline Chapter 5-Workplace Bullying
Chapter 6-Why are you here?
Chapter 7-Tooling Up For Success
Chapter 8-Difficult People
Chapter 10-Aggressive & Assertive Chapter 11-Exiting