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Three Signs of a Miserable Job – Book Review

Three Signs of a Miserable Job:  A Fable for Managers (and their employees)
by Patrick Lencioni

Do you see yourself in any of the following scenarios:
– On Sundays you start to dread the upcoming work week.
– You don’t feel valued in your job.
– There is a high rate of turnover in the company
– Employees don’t seem to care about their work.

If so, Patrick Lencioni has a possible solution for you.  “Three Signs of a Miserable Job” is mainly written in a novel format as we follow Brian as he learns the three keys to job satisfaction.  If you think, like I did, that doing what you love is the only solution, you may be in for a surprise. Even people who do what they love or are good at, don’t necessarily love their job.

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Are You Satisfied with Your Job?

According to a 2005 poll by Harris Interactive, 41% of American workers are not satisfied with their jobs.  Could you leave a career or job you’ve been in for 10, 15 or 20+ years to follow a passion?

Michael Lombardi did just that.  He left behind 27 years in corporate finances to become a weatherman – an avocation he didn’t believe could be his vocation, until now.

So how does this story relate to coaching?   Life and career coaching aren’t even mentioned in the article.  I just love to read and share stories about people who decide to live their passion or purpose.  And that’s what Michael did.

To read more visit:  A Midlife Crisis Doesn’t Have to Be One