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Motivation & Morale at Work: Books

Books, articles, and videos on employee motivation and morale.

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Activating Your Ambition: A Guide to Coaching the Best Out of Yourself and Others. Mike Hawkins. Brown Books Pub. Group. [BF503 .H38 2009x]

The Agile Manager's Guide to Motivating People. Joseph T. Straub. Velocity Business Publishing. [HF-5549.5-.M63-S77-1997]

All Hands on Deck: 8 Essential Lessons for Building a Culture of Ownership. Joe Tye. Wiley. [HD58.7 .T94 2010]

The Art of Winning Commitment: 10 Ways Leaders Can Engage Minds, Hearts, and Spirits. Dick Richards. AMACOM. [HF-5549.5-.M63-R535-2004]

Best Practices. Motivating Employees: Bringing Out the Best in Your People. Barry Silverstein. Collins. [HF5549.5.M63 S59 2007]

The Big Book of Leadership Games:  Quick, Fun Activities to Improve Communication, Increase Productivity, and Bring Out the Best in Your Employees.  Vasudha K. Deming.  McGraw-Hill.  [HD-57.7-.D487-2004]

Bringing Out the Best in Others: 3 Keys for Business Leaders, Educators, Coaches and Parents. Thomas K. Connellan. Bard Press. [HF-5549.5-.M63-C658-2003]

Bringing Out the Best in People: How to Apply the Astonishing Power of Positive Reinforcement. Aubrey Daniels. McGraw-Hill. [HF-5549.5-.M63-D36-2000]

A Carrot a Day:  A Daily Dose of Recognition for Your Employees.  Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton.  Gibbs Smith, Publisher.  [HF-5549.5-.I5-G6923-2004]

The Carrot Principle: How the Best Managers Use Recognition to Engage Their People, Retain Talent, and Accelerate Performance. Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton. Free Press. [HF5549.5.I5 G6925 2007]

Catch!: A Fishmonger's Guide to Greatness. Cindi Crother and the cres of the world famous Pike Place Fish. Berrett-Koehler. [HD-9459-.W67-C76-2004]

Change Without Pain: How Managers Can Overcome Initiative Overload, Organizational Chaos, and Employee Burnout. Eric Abrahamson. Harvard Business School Press.

The Corporate Lattice : Achieving High Performance in the Changing World of Work. Cathleen Benko and Molly Anderson. Harvard Business Review Press.[HD58.9 .B448 2010]

Creating Passion-Driven Teams: How to Stop Micromanaging and Motivate People to Top Performance. Dan Bobinski. Career Press. [HD66 .B623 2009]

Death of the Spirit in the American Workplace. Seth Allcorn. Quorum Books. [HD-70-.U5-A412-2002]

Don't Worry, Make Money: Spiritual and Practical Ways to Create Abundance and More Fun in Your Life. Richard Carlson. Hyperion. [HF-5386-.C272-1998]

Drive Your People Wild Without Driving Them Crazy: Leadership Lessons for a Chaotic World. Jennifer White. Capstone. [HD-5.7-.W45-2001x]

Driven: How Human Nature Shapes Our Choices. Paul R. Lawrence and Nitin Nohria. Jossey-Bass. [BF-503-.L39-2002]

Driven: A How-To Strategy for Unlocking Your Greatest Potential. Razi Imam and Hank Walshak. Wiley. [HC102.5.I43 A3 2010]

Eat that Cookie!: Make Workplace Positivity Pay Off ... for Individuals, Teams and Organizations. Liz Jazwiec. Fire Starter Pub. [HF5549.5.M6 J38 2009x]

Encouraging the Heart: A Leader’s Guide to Rewarding and Recognizing Others. James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner. Jossey-Bass. [HD57.7 .K679 2003]

The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy. Jon Gordon. John Wiley & Sons. [HD66 .G67 2007]

Engaged Leadership: Building a Culture to Overcome Employee Disengagement. Clint Swindall. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. [HD57.7 .S95 2007]

The Enthusiastic Employee:  How Companies Profit by Giving Workers What They Want.  David Sirota, Louis A. Mischkind, and Michael Irwin Meltzer.  Wharton School Publishing.  [HF-5549.5-.M6-S57-2005x]

Fish! A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results. Stephen Lundin, Harry Paul, and John Christensen. Hypersion. [HF-5549.5-.M63-L86-2000]

Follow This Path: How the World's Greatest Organizations Drive Growth by Unleashing Human Potential. Curt Coffman and Gabriel Gonzalez-Molina. Warner Books.

Fun Works: Creating Places Where People Love to Work. Leslie Yerkes. Berrett-Koehler. [HF-5549-.Y47-2001]

Getting Them to Give a Damn: How to Get Your Front Line to Care about Your Bottom Line. Eric Chester. Dearborn Trade Pub. [HF5549.2.U5 C44 2005]

Go Put Your Strengths to Work: 6 Powerful Steps to Achieve Outstanding Performance. Marcus Buckingham. Free Press. [HF5549.5.M63 B825 2007]

Good Business: Leadership, Flow, and the Making of Meaning. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. Viking. [HF-5386-.C898-2003]

Gung Ho! Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles. Morrow. [HF5549.5.M63 B557 1998]

Handle with Care: Motivating and Retaining Your Employees. Barbara A. Glanz. McGraw-Hill. [HF-5549.5-.M63-G575-2002]

Happy Mondays: Putting the Pleasure Back Into Work. Richard Reeves. Perseus. [HF-5549.5-.J63-R33-2002x]

Harvard Business Essentials. Hiring and Keeping the Best People. Harvard Business School Press. [HF-55549.5-.S38-H37-2002]

The High Cost of Low Morale…and What to Do About It. Carol Hacker. St. Lucie Press. [HF-5549.5-.M6-H333-1997x]

Hug Your People: The Proven Way to Hire, Inspire, and Recognize Your Employees and Achieve Remarkable Results. Jack Mitchell. Hyperion. [HF5549.4.M63 M58 2008x]

Human Factors in Project Management: Concepts, Tools, and Techniques for Inspiring Teamwork and Motivation. Zachary Wong. Jossey-Bass. [HD69.P75 W656 2007]

Influencer: The Power to Change Anything. Kerry Patterson, et al. McGraw-Hill. [BF774 .I54 2008]

Inspire!: What Great Leaders Do. Lance Secretan. John Wiley & Sons. [HD-57.7-.S43-2004]

The Inspiring Leader: Unlocking the Secrets of How Extraordinary Leaders Motivate. John H. Zenger, et al. McGraw Hill. [HD57.7 .Z464 2009]

Intrinsic Motivation at Work: Building Energy & Commitment. Kenneth Thomas. 1st paperback edition. Berrett-Koehler. [HF-5549.5-.M63-T456-2002]

Leading Geeks: How to Manage and Lead People Who Deliver Technology. Paul Glen. Jossey-Bass. [T-49.5-.G554-2003]

Leading Outside the Lines: How to Mobilize the (In)Formal Organization, Energize Your Team, and Get Better Results. Jon R. Katzenbach and Zia Khan. Jossey-Bass. [HF5549.5.M63 K373 2010]

Leading Your Team: How to Involve and Inspire Teams. Andrew Leigh and Michael Maynard. Nicholas Brealey Publishing. [HD-66-.L45-2002x]

Love It, Don't Leave It: 26 Ways to Get What You Want at Work. Beverly Kaye and Sharon Jordan-Evans. Berrett-Koehler Publishers. [HF-5549.5-.J63-K39-2003]

Love the Work You're With: Find the Job You Always Wanted Without Leaving the One You Have. Richard C. Whiteley. Henry Holt. [HF-5549.5-.J63-W484-2001]

Loyalty Rules: How Today's Leaders Build Lasting Relationships. Frederick F. Reichheld. Bain & Company. [HF-5415.525-.R45-2001]

Make Their Day! Employee Recognition That Works: Simple Ways to Boost Morale, Productivity, and Profits. Cindy Ventrice. Berrett-Koehler Publishers. [HF-5549.5-.I5-V336-2003]

A Manager’s Guide to Improving Workplace Performance. Roger Chevalier. AMACOM. [HF5549 .C4468 2007]

Managing Knowledge Workers: Unleashing Innovation and Productivity. A. D. Amar. Quorum Books. [HD-30.2-.A43-2002]

Mojo: How to Get It, How to Keep It, How to Get It Back if You Lose It. Marshall Goldsmith with Mark Reiter. Hyperion. [HF5386 .G58519 2009]

Monday Morning Leadership: 8 Mentoring Sessions You Can't Afford to Miss. David Cottrell. CornerStone Leadership Institute. [HD-57.7-.C68-2002x]

Motivating Employees. Anne Bruce and James Pepitone. McGraw-Hill. [HF-5549.5-.M63-B78-1999]

Fun Is Good:  How to Create Joy & Passion in Your Workplace & Career.  Mike Veeck & Pete Williams.  Rodale.  [HF-5549.5-.H85-V44-2005]

Now, Discover Your Strengths. Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton. The Free Press. [HF-5549.5-.M63-B83-2001]

The Nurse Manager's Guide to Hiring, Firing & Inspiring. Vicki Hess. Sigma Theta Tau International. [RT89.3 .H47 2010]

Nursing Against the Odds:  How Health Care Cost Cutting, Media Stereotypes, and Medical Hubris Undermine Nurses and Patient Care.  Suzanne Gordon.  ILR Press, an imprint of Cornell University Press.  [RT-86.5-.G67-2005]

Nuts!: Southwest Airlines' Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success. Kevin and Jackie Freiberg. Broadway Books. [HE-9803-.S68-F74-1998]

Other People's Habits: How to Use Positive Reinforcement to Bring Out the Best in People Around You. Aubrey C. Daniels. McGraw-Hill. [BF-637-.B4-D34-2001]

Passion and Purpose: How to Identify and Leverage the Powerful Patterns That Shape Your Work/Life. Marlys Hanson with Merle Hanson. Pathfinder Press. [HF-5386-.H36-2002x]

Passionate Performance:  Engaging Minds and Hearts to Conquer the Competition.  Lee J. Colan.  CornerStone Leadership Institute.  [Pamphlet #2143]

Peak Performance: Aligning the Hearts and Minds of Your Employees. Jon Katzenbach. Harvard Business School Press. [HF-5549.5-.M63-K375-2000]

Personality and Work: Reconsidering the Role of Personality in Organizations. Edited by Murray R. Barrick and Ann Marie Ryan. Jossey-Bass. [BF-698.9-.O3-P47-2003]

Persuasion in Clinical Practice: Helping People Make Changes. Lewis Walker. Radcliffe Publishing. [BF637.P4 W35 2010x]

Please Don't Just Do What I Tell You, Do What Needs to Be Done. Bob Nelson. Hyperion. [HD-50.5-.N45-2001]

Pull Thinking: Harness the Power of Pull to Fuel Growth, and Ignite Performance by Aligning People, Culture and Purpose. Kenneth E. Meyer with Jeffrey A. Lebow. Alignment at Work, LLC Pub. Division.  [HF5549.5.M63 M48]

Results from the Heart: How Mini-Company Management Captures Everyone's Talents and Helps Them Find Meaning and Purpose at Work. Kiyoshi Suzaki. The Free Press. [HD-62.7-.S987-2002]

Revved! : an incredible way to rev up your workplace and achieve amazing results. Harry Paul and Ross Beck. Mc-Graw Hill. [HF 5549.5 M6 P38 2006]

Rude Awakenings: Overcoming the Civility Crisis in the Workplace. Giovinella Gonthier. Dearborn Trade Publishing. [HF-5549.5-.M6-G658-2002]

Second Innocence: Rediscovering Joy and Wonder: A Guide to Renewal in Work, Relationships, and Daily Life. John Izzo. Berrett-Koehler Publishers. [BJ-1595-.I99-2004]

Snap, Crackle or Stop: Change Your Career and Shape Your Own Destiny. Barbara Quinn. Perseus. [HF-5384-.Q75-2003x]

The Southwest Airlines Way: Using the Power of Relationships to Achieve High Performance. Jody Hoffer Gittell. McGraw-Hill. [HE-9803-.S68-G58-2003]

Stop Whining and Start Winning: Recharging People, Re-igniting Passion, and Pumping Up Profits. Frank Pacetta. HarperBusiness. [HF-5386-.P136-2000x]

Stress for Success: The Proven Program for Transforming Stress into Positive Energy at Work. James E. Loehr. Times Business. [HF-5548.85-.L63-1997]

Terms of Engagement: Changing the Way We Change Organizations. Richard H. Axelrod. Berrett-Koehler. [HD-58.8-.A94-2002]

30 Days to a Happy Employee: How a Simple Program of Acknowledgment Can Build Trust and Loyalty at Work. Dottie Bruce Gandy. Fireside Book. [HF-5549.5-.J63-G627-2001]

Total Performance Scorecard: Redefining Management to Achieve Performance with Integrity. Hubert K. Rampersad. Butterworth- Heinemann. [HD-62.15-.R3598-2003]

Transforming Work: The Five Keys to Achieving Trust, Commitment, and Passion in the Workplace. Patricia E. Boverie and Michael Kroth. Perseus Publishing. [HF-5549.5-.M6-B65-2001x]

The 24-Carrot Manager: A Remarkable Story of How a Leader Can Unleash Human Potential. Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton. Gibbs Smith. [HF-5549.5-.I5-G692-2002]

Untapped Options. Bea Northcott and Janette Helm. Jossey-Bass. [RA-971.35-.N67-2000]

201 Ways to Turn Any Employee Into a Star Performer. Casey Fitts Hawley. McGraw-Hill. [HF-5549.5-.E42-H39-2004]

Unleashed!: Expecting Greatness and Other Secrets of Coaching for Exceptional Performance. Gregg Thompson and Susanne Biro. Select Books. [HF5549.5.C53 T46 2006]

Vitality: Igniting Your Organization's Spirit. Dr. Chuck Lofy, Dr. Mary Mead Lofy, and John Lofy. CRISP Publications. [HD-58.9-.L64-2004]

Whale Done: The Power of Positive Relationships. Thad Lacinak, Chuck Tompkins, and Jim Ballard. The Free Press. [BF-503-.W48-2002]

What's Right in Health Care: 365 Stories of Purpose, Worthwhile Work, and Making a Difference. Fire Starter Pub. [R727.3 .W45 2007x]

Winning with the Employee from Hell: A Guide to Coaching and Motivation. Shaun Belding. ECW Press. [HF-5549.5-.M63-B44-2004x]

Why Pride Matters More Than Money: The Power of the World's Greatest Motivational Force. Jon R. Katzenbach. Crown Business. [HF-5549.5-.M63-K377-2003]

Zaps the Gaps: Target Higher Performance and Achieve It! Ken Blanchard, Dana Robinson, and Jim Robinson. William Morrow. [HD-58.9-.B573-2002]