“As a foremost authority, Dr. Kinjerski has condensed almost 10 years of research and experience into an eminently readable text filled with stories and pragmatic advice. Rethinking Your Work shows how anyone can find spirit at work by getting to the heart of what matters.”—Lance Secretan, founder, Secretan Center, and best-selling author of ONE: The Art and Practice of Conscious Leadership
“For anyone wanting to understand innovation and enterprise, management and supervision from the heart—this is a must-read.”—Perry Kinkaide, President, Alberta Council of Technologies
“Rethinking Your Work provides the reader with a wonderful prescription for having a fulfilling life at work. Skillfully weaving the personal insights of people who have spirit at work with the latest research, Dr. Kinjerski shows us the many paths to spirit at work.”—author, Larry Ohlhauser, MD, The Healthy CEO
“This book offers a smorgasbord of simple, easy and effective ways that you can bring much more spirit into your work life. If you’re wanting more nourishment for your soul at work, then this is the book for you.”—co-author, Martin Rutte, Chicken Soup for the Soul at Work, and Chair of the Board, Centre for Spirituality and the Workplace, Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax
“Its easy-to-read style and inspiring stories make this book a deceptively simple way for organizational leaders to introduce what could be a difficult conversation in the workplace. Rethinking Your Work is written by one of the key researchers in the field, and Kinjerski has field-tested all of the concepts and practices in this book and accompanying guidebook.”—Judith A. Neal, PhD, Director, Tyson Center for Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace, University of Arkansas
“For those at a crossroad asking ‘Shouldn’t my work be more than just a job?’ Rethinking Your Work guides readers to not only become their own change agent but also an agent of change in building an environment which honours ‘the heart of what matters’ to all who seek to live a values-based life at work.”—Barb Gardner, MA, Educator, SAIT Polytechnic
“Rethinking your Work is definitely a page-turner. I am impressed with the timeliness of the concepts in today’s labour market.”—Cindy Ruzycki, Academic Advisor, Red Deer College, Alberta
“As a human resources professional, this is a book I would highly recommend to fellow HR practitioners and management. If you have ever wondered why some individuals seem so energized and engaged at work while others appear to be putting in time, this book will enlighten you!”—Kellie Auld, CHRP, Human Resources Advisor
“Val’s book is a must for anyone who wants to lead a more purposeful life both at work and at home. The thought-provoking questions and exercises encourage people to grow both professionally and personally and to fully understand how they can choose to make a difference at work every single day. It will touch minds and hearts so that any reader will be challenged to be the very best he or she can be. Thank you, Val, for inspiring us to rethink what we do every day!”—Barbara Glanz, professional speaker and author, The Simple Truths of Service Inspired by Johnny the Bagger® and CARE Packages for the Workplace
“Rethinking Your Work is an inspiring book for people to gain more clarity and trust with what they really want and need in their work and personal lives. . . . The book is an extremely valuable tool full of opportunities to reflect on living with purpose.”—Jacqui Sample, CHRP, Executive Director, Strategic Enterprise Transformation, Deputy City Manager’s Office, Edmonton
“This is a book I will definitely purchase and give as gifts to the people I love. It is filled with gems such as asking yourself, ‘Where is the poetry in my day?’ to ‘What would I do if I were ten times bolder?’ It is not just another self-help book; it is a self-heal book written with compassion and grace.”—Olive Yonge, RN, PhD, RPsych, Professor and Vice-Provost (Academic Programs), University of Alberta
“Rethinking Your Work gets you to look at what’s really important to you and provides you with a hands-on approach . . . to find out where your passion truly is. . . . Outstanding!”—Lori-Ann Muenzer, Olympic gold medalist, motivational speaker and author
“Kinjerski comments that we can often improve our work lives by becoming clear about what is important to us and then by thinking about work differently … This is a great reminder accompanied by a lot of practical suggestions. I am happy to have this book on my shelf.”—Kathryn Britton, adjunct instructor in project management, University of Maryland. Read the full review.
“Work is not only business practices. It is also about fulfilment. Both the book and its companion workbook will give you insight into how to ensure you look forward to Mondays again.”—Garth Roberts, leadership coach and trainer. Read the full review.
“Val Kinjerski’s engaging book, Rethinking Your Work: Getting to the Heart of What Matters is a perfect way to blend personal/career development with the Olympic spirit radiating from the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. . . . This book is an inspiring, entertaining, and very practical addition to this vital topic. The closest most of us will ever come to the Olympics is cheering on our favorite athletes from our living room. But we can capture some of that magical Olympic Spirit in our work.” — Jim Clemmer, CSP. Read the full review.