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Happy at Work

Ten Steps to Ultimate Job Satisfaction

Sophie Rowan

Dec 2007, Paperback, 224 pages
ISBN13: 9780273714231
ISBN10: 0273714236
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"A good practical guide for those either in the workforce or those contemplating their career. With real life examples, you can get first hand experience about how to be happy in the career you choose." - Mary Hanafin, Minister for Education and Science (Ireland)

Have you given up on finding your dream job? Is a career change not an option for you at this stage in your life? Do you want to get more fulfilment, challenge and satisfaction out of your work?

Happy at Work is a practical and concise 10 step plan to help you create a happier work life, without changing career. It is full of practical and realistic guidance on how you can achieve optimal job satisfaction and overcome the obstacles that make so many of us unhappy at work.

Presented in a concise and user-friendly format, with interesting and diverse case studies, this book is based on recent psychological research and tackles core issues such as learning new habits, improving your work relationships and de-cluttering your environment.

Happy at Work is packed full of tools, tips and techniques to help you create a more positive work life for yourself. View this handbook as your own personal career coach and let it lead you step by step to a happier you.

Introduction

Section 1 - Managing Yourself

Step 1 - Know yourself

Step 2 - Choose to be happy

Step 3 - Your Happiness Plan

Section 2 - Managing Others

Step 4 - The art of effective communication

Step 5 - Optimism and kindness: a winning combination

Step 6 - Managing your boss

Step 7 - Managing difficult relationships

Section 3 - Managing your World of Work

Step 8 - Detox your work life

Step 9 - Balance your life

Step 10 - Be the best you can be

  • Happy At Work is a practical and concise 10 step plan to help you create a happier work life, without changing your career.
  • Includes interesting and diverse case studies which tackles core issues such as learning new habits, improving your work relationships and de-cluttering your environment.
  • It is packed with tools, tips and techniques to help you create a more positive work life for yourself.

Sophie Rowan is an Occupational Psychologist with almost 15 years’ experience working in the field of Career Development and Coaching. For the past six years, she has worked as a partner for Dublin-based business psychologists, Pinpoint. Pinpoint, (

www.pinpoint.ie) is a niche consultancy in Dublin that helps companies choose and develop the best talent, and helps individuals to get the most out of their career. Previous to that she was Head of Career Development at Career Psychology Ltd. London.

Sophie is an active member of both the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) and the British Psychological Society (BPS) and has been involved with press and media affairs on a voluntary basis for both organisations over the past 10 years. Through her involvement with PSI, she helped organise 2 national careers events for undergraduate psychology students and has spoken at a number of Careers Fairs on her area of expertise, Occupational Psychology.

Sophie writes regular careers features for a number of publications and was careers columnist for Prudence magazine for the past 2 years. Whilst working in London, Sophie was the in-house careers expert for i–circle.com and wrote regularly for the national press.

Sophie lives in Dublin with her husband Alan.

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"A good practical guide for those either in the workforce or those contemplating their career. With real life examples, you can get first hand experience about how to be happy in the career you choose." - Mary Hanafin, Minister for Education and Science (Ireland)

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