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John Izzo

John Izzo
Dr. John Izzo is one of North America’s most prominent voices on finding more purpose in life and work. He has been a pioneer on creating successful businesses and emerging work trends for over twenty-five years. He has spoken to over one million people, advised over 500 companies, taught at two major universities, and helped some of the world’s most admired companies across the globe in creating high-engagement, purpose-driven workplaces. He is also the bestselling author of six books, and his work has been featured by the likes of Fast Company, Investor’s Business Daily, CNN, Inc. Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal.

John Izzo has been a leader in understanding the future of workplace trends and what companies must do to succeed in the rapidly shifting world of new expectations. Twice in his career, he was a pioneer both in employee engagement and corporate social responsibility (Awakening Corporate Soul) and changing employee values (Values Shift). Now he is blazing a new trail, showing business why a rising class of people worldwide will shape the economy of the future – a class not of nationality, income, race, or gender, but one that aspires to have a good life while doing good. His newest books, The Five Thieves of Happiness and Purpose Revolution, will be released in 2017.

Books By John Izzo

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    The Five Thieves of Happiness

    The Five Thieves of Happiness

    Happiness is our natural state, for each of us and for humanity as a whole, argues John Izzo. But that happiness is being stolen by insidious mental patterns that he depicts as thieves: the thief of control, the thief of conceit, the thief of coveting, the thief of consumption, and the thief of comfort. He discovered these thieves as he sought the true source of happiness during a year-long sabbatical, walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain and living in the Andes of Peru.

    The Five Thieves of Happiness describes the disguises these thieves wear, the tools they use to break into our hearts, and how to lock them out once and for all. It shows how these same thieves of personal happiness are destroying society as well. This thoughtful and inspiring book will help us all discover, develop, and defend the happiness that is our true nature while creating a world we all want to live in.

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    Stepping Up

    Stepping Up

    Stepping Up: How Taking Responsibility Changes Everything offers inspiration and practical advice on how ordinary people can step up and make a difference in work, family, community, or the world. Almost every problem, from personal difficulties and business challenges to social issues, can be solved if all of us look to ourselves to create change rather than looking to others. By seeing ourselves as agents of change we feel happier, less stressed, and more powerful.

    Stepping Upoffers seven compelling principles that enable anyone, anywhere, anytime to effectively bring about positive change. Filled with moving stories of how ordinary people accomplished extraordinary feats, this book shows how leaders can create a workplace where people will choose to step up, and challenges each of us to step up and create change.

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    The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die

    The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die

    What are the secrets to finding happiness? Why do some people live well and die happy? John Izzo asked thousands of people to identify the wisest person they knew, and The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die shares what he learned from over 200 people, aged 60-106, whom others said had found the meaning in life. From town barbers to Holocaust survivors, from aboriginal chiefs to CEO’s, these people had over 18,000 years of life experience.

    With warmth and wit, this book shares the Five Secrets to a happy and purpose-filled life which Izzo distilled from listening to these stories, and shows the reader how to put these secrets into practice in our lives. This book will make you laugh, bring you to tears, and inspire you to discover what matters long before you die. Based on a highly acclaimed TV series appearing on public television, Five Secrets takes the reader on a heart-warming and profound journey to find lasting happiness.

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    Awakening Corporate Soul

    Awakening Corporate Soul

    Awakening Corporate Soul makes the business case for “Corporate Soul” as a strategy that can re-inspire commitment in an uncertain workforce and create competitive advantage in a high pressure global economy. This compelling book shows individuals how to renew their work-life and workplace with the wisdom of the spiritual traditions. The authors provide a blueprint for readers to find more meaning and fulfillment in their work, while being an active participant in creating a better workplace for themselves and others.

    Using ancient concepts to improve both employee satisfaction and workplace yield, Eric Klein and John Izzo mix Eastern and Western ideas to suggest new ways to develop a more motivated and committed workforce. They maintain that creativity, productivity, innovation, and inspiration each stimulate different facets of a company’s “soul,” and show how leaders can help those around them attain fulfillment while simultaneously positioning their firms for increased success.

    Filled with modern case studies, ancient teaching stories, exercises, and personal examples, Awakening Corporate Soul is for anyone who wants a greater sense of meaning, spirit, creativity, and fulfillment at work and to their life.

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