Love 'It, Don't Leave It:
26 Ways to Get What You Want at Work

by Beverly Kaye and Sharon Jordan Evans

Love It Book Cover

A Wall Street Journal bestseller
Winner of the 2004 Publishers Marketing Association Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Career Book
Over 100,000 copies sold

Whether for fear of an uncertain economy or reluctance to deal with the inevitable stresses of looking for work, many people feel unwilling or unable to change jobs. So they simply "quit on the job." They disengage, produce less, and bide their time in quiet dissatisfaction, making themselves, and often their coworkers, family, and friends miserable. But there is an alternative.

Love It, Don't Leave It provides readers with 26 practical, easy-to-implement ways to make their current work environment more satisfying. Presented in an appealing, accessible A-to-Z format, the book includes strategies for improving communication, stimulating career growth, balancing work with family, and much more. Designed for workers at any age and at any stage, Love It, Don't Leave It helps people assume responsibility for the way their work lives work. Readers who try just a few of the strategies in this book may find that the job they want is the job they already have.


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Praise for Love 'It, Don't Leave It:
26 Ways to Get What You Want at Work

“I Love it! As HR practitioners, we often hear our employees ask; 'what have you done for me lately?' This book reverses that question. We can now ask our people: 'what have you done for yourself?' and give them 26 actionable ideas to help them understand how to bring energy and excitement to work on a daily basis.”

Libby Sartain
SVP Human Resources and Chief People Yahoo, Yahoo! Inc., Co-author, HR from the Heart: Inspiring Stories and Strategies for Building the People Side of Great Business

“Finally, a handbook for taking action that every employee needs and any employee can use to take ownership and accountability for their job, career and happiness. When you're tired of playing 'the blame game' and want to get results, pick up this book!”

Bob Nelson, Ph.D.
Author of 1001 Ways to Take Initiative at Work and
Please Don't Just Do What I Tell You: Do What Needs to Be Done!

“To focus on what is wrong with a job will always produce a list of concerns. Bev Kaye and Sharon Jordan-Evans have provided us with 26 ways to look first at the possibilities in order to help us see opportunities that are only visible when we look for what is right about the job. In our travels with FISH! we have seen countless examples of a change in attitude releasing the energy of personal transformation and growth. It is for that reason Love It Don't Leave It is an important book for anyone who works for a living.”

Steve Lundin
Author, FISH! and Fish! Sticks

“This book is a rich buffet of ideas for taking your work to the next level. I savored this wise and witty book from cover to cover. Every reader should dip in with gusto!”

Dick Leider
Author of Whistle While You Work


More About Love It, Don't Leave It


This book has been translated into Arabic, English, Chinese complex, Chinese simplified, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish,Thai, and Turkish.

Sample Chapters

You're invited to look inside Love It, Don't Leave It. Preview the preface, introduction, table of contents, and the first three chapters; Ask: And You May Receive, Buck: Don't Pass It, and Career: Chart Your Course.


Based on Love It, Don't Leave It, the microLearning experience 'Owning Career Satisfaction, Getting What You Want Out of Work' covers Why Satisfaction Now?, What About Me?, How Do I Start?, and What's Next?

What Keeps You?

Think about why you stay in an organization. What keeps you there? What matters most to you? We've asked over 20,000 people what kept them in an organization for 'a while'. Add to the research. What keeps you?

SatisfAction Power®

Based on the bestselling book Love It, Don’t Leave It
SatisfAction Power® is an experiential half-day training experience for your frontline and individual contributors… for your maverick makers. Designed specifically for today’s workforce, participants take the driver’s seat as they utilize a simple process and practical tools for maximizing their satisfaction at work and home.

Remove barriers to employee satisfaction and unleash their discretionary efforts.

About the Authors

Beverly Kaye is an internationally recognized authority and best selling author on career development, employee engagement and retention. A sought after, dynamic and committed speaker, her presentations are known for engaging participants, stimulating learning and inspiring action. Founder of Career Systems International (CSI) a talent management company, Beverly Kaye’s innovative and cutting edge thinking have helped organizations solve their greatest challenges in employee engagement, by creating impact with measurable and sustainable results. She was among the first to recognize the importance of career development as part of an organization’s development process.
Sharon Jordan Evans
Sharon Jordan-Evans is a pioneer in the field of employee retention and engagement. She serves as a prominent speaker for numerous conferences and works with Fortune 500 companies such as American Express, Boeing, Disney, Lockheed, Cheesecake Factory, Monster, MTV, PBS, Sony, and Universal Studios. She co-authored two Wall Street Journal bestsellers. Sharon has a Masters Degree in Organization Development and is a Professional Certified Coach. She coaches the leaders companies can least afford to lose. She also serves as a resource for a number of national media, including Business 2.0, Chief Executive, CIO, Harvard Management Update, Working Woman, Investor Business Daily, Business Week and the LA Times.