How to Turn Slackers into Performers
You can spot a slacker instantly: He's the coworker who's texting away during a crucial meeting. He's pretending to look busy at the computer when he's actually calling up YouTube videos. And, somehow, he always comes up with a legit-sounding excuse when work is delivered late and/or below expectations. (That's if he produces anything at all.) The book, "Reviving Work Ethic: A Leader's Guide to Ending Entitlement And Restoring Pride in the Emerging Workforce" (Greenleaf Book Group Press/available now), presents compiled research and insights into today's "entitlement age" and comes up with action steps to reverse the trend. Author Eric Chester contends that a strong work ethic essentially boils down to "knowing what to do, and doing it." So why is this concept lost on so many employees? Because for far too long, an enabling society has conditioned them to avoid meaningful accomplishment. The key, Chester says, is to convince slackers that the development of better habits is essential for long-term personal gain. Chester is founder and CEO of Reviving Work Ethic, a speaking, consulting and training firm. For more about the book, click here.