Introduction -- The fable. Shock -- Part one : the manager -- Part two : retirement -- Part three : the experiment -- Part four : going live -- The model. The miserable job -- The cost of misery -- The three signs -- The benefits and obstacles of managing for job fulfillment -- Exploring and addressing the causes of job misery -- Case studies -- Taking action -- The ministry of management -- Acknowledgments -- About the author. In his sixth fable, author Patrick Lencioni takes on a topic that almost everyone can relate to: the causes of a miserable job. Millions of workers, even those who have carefully chosen careers based on true passions and interests, dread going to work, suffering each day as they trudge to jobs that make them cynical, weary, and frustrated. It is a simple fact of business life that any job, from investment banker to dishwasher, can become miserable. Through the story of a CEO turned pizzeria manager, Lencioni reveals the three elements that make work miserable -- irrelevance, immeasurability, and anonymity -- and gives managers and their employees the keys to make any job more fulfilling. --From publisher's description.