A work ethic is a set of values based on the ideals of discipline and hard work. Attitude, communication, cooperation, respect, timeliness, honesty, and productivity all factor into work ethic. There is no one ideal work ethic, but schools, workplaces, and families all benefit if members share a similar work ethic. Conflict can arise if a team’s expectations don’t resonate with each member’s work ethic: differing values on factors like quantity vs. quality, acceptable amounts of break time, and politeness vs. authenticity can produce tension and dissatisfaction. Creating a work ethic together can be a strong teambuilding activity in any context.
From social psychologist Dr. Devon Price, a fascinating and thorough examination of what they call the “laziness lie”—which falsely tells us we are not working or learning hard enough—filled with practical and accessible advice for overcoming society’s pressure to “do more.
In its sudden rearrangement of daily life, the pandemic might have prompted many people to entertain a wonderfully un-American new possibility — that our society is entirely too obsessed with work, that employment is not the only avenue through which to derive meaning in life and that sometimes no...
The 7 Habits have become famous and are integrated into everyday thinking by millions and millions of people. Why? Because they work! With Sean Covey’s added takeaways on how the habits can be used in our modern age, the wisdom of the 7 Habits will be refreshed for a new generation of leaders.
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