BOOKS BY DAVID HENKIN
Fixing Work – A Tale About Designing Jobs Employees Love
by David Henkin & Thomas Bertels
WORK IS BROKEN. BUT IT CAN BE FIXED.
Most employees are not engaged in their work. Turnover rates are increasing. Productivity is stagnating. Why? Because when designing work, we rarely consider the deep-seated human need for meaningfulness, autonomy, and feedback.
Drawing from decades of research, executive and entrepreneur David Henkin and management consultant Thomas Bertels take us on an investigative journey to solve this problem and make work more productive, satisfying, and meaningful. Through their allegorical tale of a typical office with typical employees, they allow us to see ourselves in the characters while learning strategies to create better jobs and perform at higher levels. By empowering his team with these methods, manager Jerry provides a road map for us to fix what’s broken at our own companies.
Fixing Work is a clarion call for managers and executives at all levels. Instead of treating employees like automatons and discouraging creativity, ownership, and engagement, we should rethink how work gets done and structure jobs to be intrinsically motivating. Not only does motivational work design increase employee engagement; it also improves productivity and the customer experience, strengthening the company as a whole—a triple win.
Fixing Work is a gift for leaders looking for a practical road map to improve employee engagement, productivity, and customer centricity. Read this book—you’ll be glad you did.
Fixing Work is for anyone who wants to understand the nitty gritty of the American workplace and how to make work more meaningful, motivating, and productive. Henkin and Bertels’ dialogues and stories make the future of work come alive.
A Corporate Fable on Leadership, Coaching, and the Power of Conversations
by David G. Henkin
Organizations are networks of conversations.
In this groundbreaking book for executives, managers, coaches and educators, follow a new manager in a large organization, as she transforms her conversational capabilities with the help of an executive coach into an effective, visionary leader. Conversational capability is one of, if not the most important capabilities an individual or organization can possess. It is also the most challenging to measure and improve. From spouses and children in morning routines to bosses, employees and coworkers at the workplace to clients, customers, suppliers, and so on, conversations either rule our days completely or simply serve as clear boundaries to their success or failure. Conversational competency is at the heart of leadership, coaching, mentoring and creating sustainable value.
Conversation Innovation is a compelling and engaging text at the forefront of this critically important subject matter. It is suited for corporate, academic and executive coaching audiences.
Who Am I? Individual Innovation
A Tale of Transitions, Conversations, and the Power of Possibilities
by David Henkin & James R. Barnes
We go through so many transitions in life.
People, organizations, businesses, and even society itself experiences transitions. Each transition can be perceived on a range of levels through different filters and experienced in different ways. Our ability to advance and achieve through transitions is vital to our growth and well-being. Einstein and countless others have shed light on the path of the individual person – sharing and making the path lighter and brighter for all others. Henkin and Barnes have crafted a tale of transitions relevant to those 10 to 100 including: Students / Parents / Employees / Counselors / Leaders.
With practical, accessible takeaways and an easy-flowing style, Henkin and Barnes invite you into the innovative space/readily set to learn and grow, adapt and evolve. It is a peek into worlds with and without possibilities, missing conversations, real lives, choices and consequences.