Shift the Work

Joe Mechlinksi

Wall Street Journal Bestseller
USA Today Bestseller

70% of the American workforce is disengaged.

With every tick of the clock, millions of people inch closer to their breaking points―a growing epidemic of apathy and anxiety in the workplace that is affecting life outside of the office. But meaningful work-life integration is possible.

In Shift the Work, Joe Mechlinski, the New York Times bestselling author of Grow Regardless, shares his personal journey to find purpose, and how it influenced him to take a deeper dive into the science of human behavior. Inspired by neuroscience research about the connections between the brains in the head, heart, and gut that drive human perspectives and conduct, Joe shares how everyone can re-engage with their work and impact the world.

Filled with actionable strategies and inspiring true stories, this indispensable guide motivates readers to seek fulfilling opportunities, reconnect with their passions, and recognize their power to make a difference.

Press & Praise

Daniel H. Pink, author of WHEN and TO SELL IS HUMAN

"Shift The Work solves the riddle of the connection between engagement at work and engagement with life: If you don't have the first, you can't have the second. In this engaging, interactive work, Joe Mechlinski draws from his own impressive life experiences to show how to go all in in everything you do."

Richard Saul Wurman, author, and creator of TED

“Joe is not new to the world of best selling books. His bluntness is clarity and should not be confused with the typical powerpoint business advice books. Behind his words is a compassion for allowing people to better themselves by an embrace of clarity of purpose.”

Wes Moore, author of The Other Wes Moore and The Work

“Shift the Work helps to answer the question, “Can you have it all?” In a brilliant and poignant way, Joe Mechlinski says you must have it all. The times we are in – with changing industries and changing environments – the constant must be our ability to have holistic adaption. Thank you, Joe for this imperative book.”

Joe Mechlinksi

Joe Mechlinski is a New York Times bestselling author, speaker, and social entrepreneur who believes that an engaged workforce is the key to unlocking human potential. Joe has a deep-rooted passion for helping build engaged mission-driven cultures and challenging business leaders to think strategically about how they attract, develop, and engage the best talent to grow, regardless. To transform the purpose of business, Joe founded SHIFT, a collective of businesses spanning consulting, executive membership, and venture capitalism. SHIFT has offices in Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Boston. All focus on one idea: Better you. Better us. Better all. Always embarking on new adventures, Joe launched his podcast, Shift Happens, which features inspiring icons and influencers such as New York Times bestselling author Dan Pink, and three-time New York Times bestselling author Tucker Max. One of his biggest passions remains giving back, especially in Baltimore, where he got his start.

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