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Fast Tracks Insight Interview

Being Proactive: Getting what you want, dealing with difficult people, balance

An interview with Sharon Jordan-Evans

Ideas for getting what you want, working with difficult people, and career/life balance

"Some of us take control of our own workplace satisfaction. We expect to enjoy our work, our colleagues, and our organizations and we 're willing to do something about what matters to us. And others just wait. Are YOU waiting?"

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Sharon Jordan-Evans is a pioneer in the field of employee retention and engagement. She serves as a prominent speaker for numerous conferences and works with Fortune 500 companies such as American Express, Boeing, Disney, and Universal Studios. She co-authored two Wall Street Journal bestsellers. The first, Love 'Emor Lose 'Em: Getting Good People to Stay, is the world’s best-selling employee retention book and has been translated into 20 languages. The second, Love it, Don't Leave It: 26 Ways to Get What You Want at Work, offers "anyone who works" easy-to-implement strategies for increasing job satisfaction. Love It, Don't Leave It has been translated into 15 languages. Sharon has a Masters Degree in Organization Development and is a Professional Certified Coach, coaching the leaders companies can least afford to lose. She also serves as a resource for a number of national media, including Business 2.0, Chief Executive, CIO, Harvard Management Update, Working Woman, Investor Business Daily, Business Week and the LA Times.

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Book cover: Love It, Don