See what others are saying about First Hired, Last Fired — How to Become Irreplaceable in Any Job Market.
“When I started reading First Hired, Last Fired, I couldn’t stop. Typically I end up skimming passages, but this book is beautifully written and kept me interested. The message has the potential to inspire the hearts and minds of people to do the right thing, and receive many rewards as a result.”—Harris Rosen, President and CEO of Rosen Hotels and Resorts, Florida
“Should be required reading for every student everywhere.”
Verniece, Missouri Teacher
“Anita helps me see situations from a different view, and her interesting stories drive her points home. Her valuable insights provide guidance, and equip me to help those I work with. We struggle daily to survive in challenging, competitive business environments, but Anita’s honest and solution-driven feedback helps me download my experiences and process better results.”
Jeana Murray, Director of International Offices, Brewer Science, UK
“Love this book, and thinking of how many ways it’s outstanding.”
“Want to succeed in business and life? Read this book! Most business books are dry and uninteresting (I’ve read hundreds of them). Imagine my surprise when I read the gem Anita Agers-Brooks has written—a treasure trove filled with wonderfully engaging, true-to-life stories and tons of relevant wisdom. As the owner of several businesses, I can tell you that everything she says in this book rings true. In today’s tough economic environment, workers and managers alike would be wise to follow the excellent advice in this book.”
—Rick Johnson, bestselling author of That’s My Son and Becoming Your Spouse’s Better Half
“Anita’s concepts have made a big difference in improving the bottom line of my businesses. I use her coaching tips on a daily basis, and they have helped me create a positive workplace culture. I highly recommend her book, First Hired, Last Fired. Who doesn’t want to work with people of integrity?”
“Anita Brooks has helped shape the future of my business. Her insights into the workings of the human mind, and her interpretation of different personality types, are a prime tool in our management techniques. Due largely to Anita’s coaching and training with our top managers, we continue to be a leading model for outdoor recreation companies.”
Jack Sanborn, President, Adventures Unlimited, Inc., Florida
“WOW. I think Anita has hit a home run with this. She has definitely touched on something that our society as a whole could use a refresher course in – work ethic and social morals. What a better place to get that than from the Bible. Very well done. A must read for….hmmm… everyone!!!”
Troy Gentry, Montgomery-Gentry Country Music Artist singer/songwriter, Tennessee
“Anita Brooks offers an opportunity for readers to develop new understanding about controlling their fates in the workplace, instead of falling victim to supervisors who are forced to make difficult choices.
Her biblical approach teaches timeless principles for those seeking success in their careers and fulfillment in their work. She gives surprising solutions to one of the great mysteries of the day— how to be appreciated and be sure your boss recognizes your value. Use her stories in First Hired, Last Fired, to insulate yourself from being overlooked and bypassed, becoming better equipped to demonstrate your true worth to the organization you work for.
Employers in today’s economic climate are facing hard decisions. Anita Brooks’s book should be on the shelf of every manager, reminding them that there are loyal employees who deserve to be retained when times get tough.”
Dan Jordan, Director of Business Affairs, Arkansas Baptist State Convention
“I believe with the kind of economy we are living in, where keeping your job is not always easy, Anita’s book is very timely. The principles are sound and I believe many people will be helped and blessed by reading it. Over the years, I have employed hundreds of people. There are only a few who achieved the status of “people you could not operate without.” Anita’s book should help many others achieve this status.”
Former Kansas State Senator Dick Kelsey
“For those who have a good job or even hoping to qualify for a better one, here’s some practical advice from a leader who is in the trenches. Peter Drucker once said, “About 50% of the employees of most companies do not earn their keep and are supported by the rest who carry the load! In tough times, companies try to keep the productive employees and not the rest.”
The principles from the biblical character Joseph is worth the price of the book.”
John Van Diest, Associate Publisher Tyndale House Publishers, Oregon
Founder and Past Publisher of Multnomah Press
“In First Hired, Last Fired, Anita Brooks draws a breathtaking picture of how ancient principles apply to the modern workplace. With clear and candid writing, Anita will help you see the destructive patterns that have infiltrated business and her fresh new look at the old stories will create a profound vision in you. What you will learn from Joseph, Zaccheaus, Matthew and others will change your life and your workplace. I’ve watched Anita grow as a writer, an employer, and a person. I highly recommend First Hired, Last Fired as your next good read.”
Karen Porter, former Texas Executive, Life Coach, editor, and author of Intimate Moments with God, Intimate Encounters with God, Bible Seeds, and I’ll Bring the Chocolate.
“First Hired, Last Fired—How to Become Irreplaceable in Any Job Market is a first book for Christian writer Anita Agers-Brooks. I believe it comes at a time in our culture where people are asking: ‘Is the Bible relevant for me and my situations in life?’ This book simply takes characters from the Bible like Joseph and makes application to real on-the-job situations that everybody faces. This book demonstrates Biblical Stewardship, the stewardship of work and the opportunities it provides for being ‘salt and light’ in a tasteless, dimly lit world.”
—Spencer Hutson, Church Strengthening Team Leader, Missouri Baptist Convention
“Anita Agers-Brooks brings a fresh faith approach to age-old problems. She writes with an openness and honesty of her own struggles and victories that give hope and encouragement. How? By pointing to the Word of God and sharing with you the very promises in which she believes. You will want to follow the Jesus she follows and be, like her, a woman after God’s own heart.”
Sharon England, Missouri
I just started reading “First Hired, Last Fired” and got to say I’m really hooked up to it. I highlight several paragraphs that are interesting to me. Today I found out this website with podcasts so it is a pleasure listening to you and your colleague. You have a nice and clear voice. It’s good you guys keep a medium rate of speech so we foreign listeners get the most of the podcast since there’s no transcript of it. Anyway, the article containing the main points of each podcast helps me get most of the issues you are talking about. Got to tell you I bought your book on Amazon (Mexico) so thanks Amazon and thanks Anita!
Question: Are you considering releasing a Spanish edition of it?
Have a nice day and keep the good work, team!
(Mexico city) — Email sent to engaginglifeandleadership.com 3/4/14