Ten Commandments of Working in a Hostile Environment

Ten Commandments of Working in a Hostile Environment

by T. D. Jakes


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From the New York Times bestselling author of Maximize the Moment and Soar!—the man Time magazine called “America’s best preacher”—comes a useful guide to bringing balance, serenity, and purpose to your work life.

For those dealing with an abusive boss, gossiping coworkers, demanding deadlines, or the sheer boredom of unfulfilling work, T. D. Jakes offers reassurance that God has placed everyone where they are for a reason. And when people learn to work with Him, they’ll fulfill their true purpose—while feeling strength instead of stress. This is an inspiring volume for those who dread the day ahead, and want to turn their job into a more positive experience.

With simple, surprising strategies, ranging from Don’t expect to be appreciated to Do not pledge allegiance to cliques and groups to Always keep your song near you, T. D. Jakes shows readers how to find true success at work, and extend that Sunday spirit through the long work weeks in between.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425230374
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/06/2009
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 746,181
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

T. D. Jakes is the CEO of TDJ Enterprises, LLP; founder and senior pastor of The Potter’s House of Dallas, Inc., which has over 30,000 members; and the author of Soar! and the New York Times bestselling Maximize the Moment and God’s Leading Lady. Time magazine and CNN referred to him as “America’s Best Preacher.”

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The Ten Commandments of Working in a Hostile Environment 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
EGHunter01 More than 1 year ago
This was a very good piece of work by T.D. Jakes. The 10 Commandments of Working In A Hostile Environment is worthwhile reading for any person that works outside their home or at home with a variety of personalities, whether it is one or two co-workers or several hundred co-workers. Here are a few excerpts from the book: page 4, "..., for contentment and fulfillment can only be achieved when we walk straight along the path the Lord has set before us." page 5, "when the hostilities increase, may your ability to solve problems and restore order, productivity, and creativity increase twice as much." and page 187, "... you must not make this the place (work) where you meet your primary needs for human relationship. You must remember that you are not at work to make friends and have a good time. If that happens as a by-product of performing your job, then that's a gift. However, we should not expect it or work to cultivate it. God created families and friends for social support." This book should inspire you to be your best at work, yet not expect a non-hostile environment because some people at work just do not want you to succeed; once you realize that, you should be able to handle whatever occurs at work through God's grace. A favorable review: Informative, enlightening and educational.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of my relatives recommended this book that she'd read because I was going thru so much turmoil at work and not only at one job---several jobs. I didn't have any answers. I didn't know what I was doing wrong or what I needed to do right. This book set me on a total course of affirmation. I learned so many things about myself and others. He adds a tremendous amount of Christian values and guidance for working in a hostile environment according to the Word. I LOVED THIS BOOK! It has been my best read in the last 3 years!!!I couldn't put it down. I read it every waking moment. This book is a must-have!Bravo, Bishop Jake!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a nurse working in a correctional enviroment. This book is a plus to my libray, I highly recommend it.
BelleIA More than 1 year ago
Great book with amazingly great advice and insight to the often difficult world of labor. This book gave me the tools I needed to keep going in a job I liked less and less as time went on. I think it is a great book for those of us who need the tools to handle difficult work situations.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great, tough read because he was correct. Need to view things in a dufferent perspective, living your Gid driven destiny. Tough because it is hsrd especially when being attacked and wgen there is a value conflict. Tough to control the emotions,
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This is a must read
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jjcb More than 1 year ago
Very helpful and thought provoking even if your issues arenl't in the work place.
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