My goal in life is to be as good a person as my dog already thinks I am

o My goal in life is to be as good a person as my dog already thinks I am.


Leslie Yerkes is a best-selling author with six books translated into dozens of languages and world-wide sales. She is co-author of the best-selling 301 Ways to Have Fun at Work (Berrett-Koehler); Beans: Four Principles for Running a Business in Good Times or Bad (Jossey-Bass);  and They Just Don’t Get It: Changing Resistance Into Understanding (Berrett-Koehler) (Winner of a MarCom Award for Design).  She is the author of Fun Works: Creating Places Where People Love to Work, Editions 1 & 2 (Berrett-Koehler); and Beyond Kicks & Carrots: Motivation for the 21st Century (Norma Sustenere Publishers.) As a consultant, author, thought leader, and keynote speaker, Leslie is all about deep change. Her perspective on culture and leadership is complex but practical, sophisticated, and deeply humane. Her focus is on optimally building business success by appreciating and supporting the strengths of the people and culture which make up the human core of the organization.

What to do when getting it becomes a tug of war.

They Just Don’t Get It! explores an all-too-common dilemma — when people around us just don’t “get” our ideas. Through a charming illustrated fable, it tells the story of Julie Buffet . . . (more)

Fun Works offers tips, examples, and motivation to help readers, their coworkers, and their customers unleash the power of fun in the workplace. (more)

What will Fun Works do for you? Fun Works will provide you with principles, which if applied successfully, will help you integrate your work with fun . . .  (more)

The most successful organizations add a healthy dose of play into their daily or weekly routines. In fact, research has shown that when people actually enjoy their jobs . . . (more)

Motivation is the tool, the essential driving force that starts projects and gets us going. Without motivation, nothing happens, no work gets accomplished. . . (more)

Beans is the story of The El Espresso, a legend in its own time in Seattle and a coffee company that has prospered by intentionally staying small, inspiring fanatical customer loyalty . . . (more)

We are always in the process of writing — newsletters, blogs, emails, articles, and books. We are planning on having these three books completed and available by the end of 2015! If you’d like to be among the first to get copies of our new books the first day they’re available, fill out the contact information below and we’ll keep you in the loop.

Fun @ Work

Fun at work isn’t simply a nice to have, it’s a need to have. Business works best when when fun and work are successfully integrated. Companies that integrate fun with work vividly illustrate that the fun/work fusion: • Stimulates creativity • Fosters commitment . . . (more)

Life Lessons from a Junkyard Dog Who Rescued Whom?

I am a fixer. I was born into a family that needed fixing. I have tried valiently to fix every man with whom I have had a relationship. I chose a career where fixing is valued For me, fixing is everything. . .(more)

Camp Betsi When family members become caregivers

What started with a rescue to fulfill my mother’s deepest desire to die in a home setting – ended in a friendship.  We shared respect, trust, and intimacy, complete transparency in all decisions, love and a ton of try . . . (more)

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