• Love + Work

  • How to Find What You Love, Love What You Do, and Do It for the Rest of Your Life
  • By: Marcus Buckingham
  • Narrated by: Marcus Buckingham
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (49 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Love has been driven out of our workplaces. How do we get it back in? 

We're in the middle of an epidemic of stress and anxiety. Average life expectancy in the US is down. At work, less than sixteen percent of us are fully engaged. In many high-stress jobs such as distribution centers, emergency room nursing, and teaching, incidences of PTSD are higher than veterans returning from war zones. 

We are getting something terribly wrong. Our workplaces fail utterly to provide for or capitalize on one of our most basic human needs: our need for love. 

As Marcus Buckingham shows in this eye-opening, uplifting book, love is an energy, and it must flow. It demands expression—and that expression is "work." There's no learning without love, no innovation, no service, no sustainable growth. Love and work are inextricable. 

Buckingham first starkly highlights the contours of our loveless work lives and explains how we got here. Next, he relates how we all develop best in response to another human being. What does a great work relationship look like when the other person is cued to your loves? Finally, he shows how you can weave love back into the world of work, and how to make this a discipline for the rest of your life. 

Love + Work powerfully shows why love must come first at work, and how we can make this happen.

©2022 One Thing Productions, Inc. (P)2022 Ascent Audio

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Excellent book!

What a wonderful and necessary work! As a parent of a high school student and college student and an educator for the past two decades, I appreciate the validity and the importance of Marcus Buckingham’s message in this book. Every parent, teacher, school administrator, school district leader, and HR director should read or listen to this book.

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A new life paradigm

Marcus gives us the foundation for a long needed transformation of education and work—a transformation that will bring de wellness we all need after the shocks of the Covid pandemic. Thanks Marcus.

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Another brilliant work of business art

Marcus Buckingham retains the heavy weight belt for clearly communicating counter intuitive wisdom on work.

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Awe inspiring…

Marcus’ words are a source of awe and fuel for my soul to be intentional about finding my red threads and weaving them into my days.

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Work is love on a huge display to share

Who would’ve thought that the essence of work is… LOVE? As cliche as it sounds if you don’t love what you do; you’ll be stifled and won’t be operating at your best. However, if you find love in what you do; then you’ll be surprised by the joy and peace you’ll experience in life. Give this book to someone you love so that they can find love in there work.

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I love it again!

Once again Marcus has created a wonderfully incite full masterpiece, that I will no doubt re-listen to countless times.

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  • 05-25-22

life advice and not just work related

I was looking forward to this book coming out so I purchased the audio book and the hard copy to read along taking notes. I’m at the point in life Iv run my own company for almost 2 decades and navigated through the covid pandemic, so Iv been feeling lost and re-evaluating my career as many are at this time. This is a great guide to drown out the over-welling noise of life , decisions, the day to day balancing of it all and narrow it down to core life/love choices to move forward. The surprise was it’s not just work related but includes the tools to teach our children life skills and be able to see them for who they are. Im grateful to the author for pointing out these parenting skills , so I can understand my children’s loves and give them the correct support. Great book

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  • Elizabeth
  • 06-19-22

Inspirational and enlightening

I have always loved the writing of Marcus Buckingham, but this book has elevated my life visions of serve in a whole awesome way.

Highly recommended for a happy life ❤️

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  • Nicolau Carnaval
  • 06-13-22

Simply amazing

A good critic to the current education and corporate system we live in. There's a lot of good lessons regarding life, work and of course, love. Good motivation, I came because of the Diary of a CEO podcast with Steven Bartlett. Would recommend 10/10!

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  • 07-04-22

Work and love can co-exist

Great little reminder. Contains a great activity to fuel your search for love and happiness in your work.