The Three Signs of a Miserable Job Quotes by Patrick Lencioni
The Truth About Employee Engagement: A Fable About Addressing the Three Root Causes of Job Misery
As I understand it, Lencioni is a believer, but the most direct references to faith are usually reserved for the concluding comments in his acknowledgements. Perhaps because of my personal season of life, I found the model and content presented in this work to be the best of his attempts to provide language, categories and insight in navigating organizational dynamics. I could see this book being useful at various levels of church and para-church ministry. Elder boards and senior pastors will be challenged in how they relate to the individuals that they supervise and work most closely with. A small groups pastor would be encouraged to engage with intentionality in connecting with the various home group leaders that form the crux of such a ministry, helping to ensure that their service is felt to be meaningful and effective. People are the fundamental resource of the kingdom of God and the body of Christ, and all who are given a stewardship of supervision would be aided in their role by considering the framework shared in this relatively short, accessible, insightful work.
The Truth About Employee Engagement is a surprisingly quick-read and would qualify as a page-turner in my opinion given the genre. Brian retires as CEO after successfully building up a fitness company and selling the business. His friends and family are shocked when he decides to re-enter the game by becoming the weekend manager and part-owner of a little, Italian restaurant in need of some big help. His friends, family, and new co-owner are skeptical and pessimistic about his prospects of success given how tough the restaurant industry can be. Anonymity: People are miserable at work when they feel that nobody knows or understands them as individuals. People want to be known.