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Engage the Fox: A Business Fable About Thinking Critically and Motivating Your Team by Jen Lawrence and Larry Chester

Recent research indicates only about 20% of employees worldwide are actively engaged, while 70% of all projects at work are not completed on time or fail to meet expectations. Why? Simply put, most people do not think critically and effectively when attempting to solve everyday business issues.

In Engage the Fox: A Business Fable About Thinking Critically and Motivating Your Team, the authors guide readers in important business decision-making, using animals portrayed in time-tested parables to represent different aspects of human personalities. By exploring and understanding different personality types present in the office, readers learn how to tap into the strengths and creativity of every employee, coworker and team member.

The authors also reveal:

  • How leadership and management differ.
  • How people can reactively and proactively identify and resolve today’s most complex business issues.
  • The four kinds of thinking that lead to better solutions.
  • How to avoid making assumptions and jumping to conclusions.
  • Why organizational success is a function of how well its people think and perform.

($23.95, Greenleaf Book Group Press, www.gbgpress.com.)

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