Shine: How to Survive and Thrive at Work

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Penguin, Feb 7, 2012 - Business & Economics - 224 pages
We all have good days and bad days at work. Some days you feel bullet-proof. People listen to you, your meetings run like clockwork, and you keep having new ideas. Other days are like wading through quicksand. You can’t get anything done, and when the printer jams (again) you want to quit.

Wouldn’t it be great if every day went your way? If you jumped out of bed every morning ready for anything?

You can stand out, break the rules, and making things happen. You can be a bit more ‘Elvis.’ You can love every minute. The only limitation is you: your energy, your belief, your perspective.

 

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Contents

THE SHINY STUFF
SHINE BRIGHT
WHOS ELVIS AROUND HERE?
UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE AMAZING
CHOOSE TO STAND OUT
ABUNDANT THINKING
FILTERS OF FANTASY
SLOW DOWN
REALLY FEELY
FEEDBACK WITH FUNK
DAYDREAM
GANG OF THREE
THOUGHTS DONT CHANGE THE WORLD IDEAS DO
WHAT DO THEY WANT FROM YOU?
DO FAVOURS
MAKE STUFF SIMPLE

PERCEPTION FLIP
BE HUMAN AND SCREW UP
GO WITH THE FLOW UNLESS
YOU ARENT YOU
KNOW WHAT YOU STAND FOR
DOWN WITH DESKS
NOTICE WHEN OTHERS ARE GREAT
747 HEAVEN
KNOW YOUR NORTH STAR
ASSUME EVERYONE IS AN ANGEL
REST
GIVE YOUR MEETINGS TEETH
BE TRUE TO YOURSELF
LIVE IT DONT THINK IT
BUY LESS CRAP
GET FRESH
TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR HABITS INSIDE AND OUTSIDE WORK
BEWARE ANAESTHETICS
PAIN AND PLEASURE
DONT HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS
QUESTION YOUR ASSUMPTIONS
SURROUND YOURSELF WITH INTERESTING PEOPLE
USING YOUR POSITION TO CONTROL OTHERS
THREE CHOICES
IF IT AINT FUN STOP DOING IT
ONE BIG THING
BE A DICK NOT A COCK
COMMIT
TRAVEL
HANG OUT WITH RESONATORS NOT VAMPIRES
DO ICONIC
CHILL AND LAUGH
MAKE FRIENDS AND DUMP SOME
YOU WEAR IT WELL
HAVE A THING
LEADERSHIP ME TIMES THREE
BE IN THE PICTURE
DO SOMETHING PHYSICAL
EVERYTHING IS ENERGY
KNOW WHAT YOU NEED
BACK TO BASICS
STANDARDS MY DEAR STANDARDS
BE CONSISTENT BE INCONSISTENT
YOU ARE FREE
SURROUND YOURSELF WITH TALENT AND BE MERCILESS
NEVER HAVE TO REMEMBER
DIARY NEVERLAND
LIE DOWN WHEN YOU CAN
THE RABBIT HOLE OF EMAIL
HAVE KILLER NUMBERS
BE A BRAND
DO WHAT YOU LOVE AND ARE GREAT AT
BE A GROWNUP HAVE A CHAT
ADMIN ALCHEMY
STOP TALKING LISTEN SILENCE IS REALLY GOLDEN
NOT JUST WORK
GETTING UNSTUCK
FEED THE MACHINE
KILLING FEAR
NICE TRUMPS NASTY
CHECKING IN
STAGE FRIGHT DELIGHT
DREAM YOUR WAY TO GENIUS
BELIEVE
SHINY ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
HOW DOES IT FEEL?
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Chris Baréz-Brown is on a mission to bring creativity, energy and engagement to the business world. Formerly with Carling Black Label and the ?What If! Innovation and ideas agency, he now runs Upping Your Elvis, a firm that helps organizations and individuals shine more brightly and release their genius. He works with companies like Coca- Cola, Nike, and Citigroup to help their teams make an extraordinary impact. He lives in London.

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