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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (277 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Adrian Gostick, Chester Elton Narrator: Adrian Gostick, Chester Elton Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2007 ISBN: 9780743563628
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LEAD WITH CARROTS, NOT STICKS

The Carrot Principle reveals the groundbreaking results of one of the most in-depth management studies ever undertaken, showing definitively that the most successful managers provide their employees with frequent and effective recognition. Drawing on case studies from leading companies including Disney, DHL, KPMG and Pepsi Bottling Group, bestselling authors Gostick and Elton show how the transformative power of purposebased recognition produces astonishing results. And they show how great managers motivate employees to excel by offering constructive praise and meaningful rewards, and in doing so achieve higher:

–Productivity

–Engagement

–Retention

–Customer satisfaction

This exceptional program, sure to become a modern-day classic, presents the simple steps to becoming a Carrot Principle manager and to building a recognition culture in your organization. Following these simple steps will make you a high performance leader and take your team to a new level of achievement.

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Quotes & Awards

  • The Carrot Principle is a must-read for those who look to accelerate the performance of their organization with an engaged workforce. Gostick and Elton are right on the mark that the power of recognition is the key to winning with your people and your customers.” 

    Ron Nelson, Chairman & CEO, Avis Budget Group, Inc. 

  • The Carrot Principle not only shows you why, but also how to use recognition and appreciation. This book, as part of your overall operating strategy, will help in obtaining and maintaining a highly motivated workforce that will drive your business toward success.” 

    Harry Paul, coauthor of Fish! A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results 

  • “Gostick and Elton are the undisputed thought leaders in employee motivation and recognition. In The Carrot Principle, they not only provide the statistical proof that recognition will drive business results, but show how great organizations are using these tools to inspire performance.” 

    John Mullen, Global Chief Executive Officer, DHL Express 

  • “To succeed in today's ultra-competitive workplace, it is imperative that you have highly motivated people. The Carrot Principle provides managers with an exceptional tool to recognize people for their contributions to your success while outlining a process to perpetuate a culture of recognition throughout your entire organization.” 

    Corey A. Griffin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Boston Company Asset Management LLC 

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meg | 2/8/2014

    " Great ideas, but I felt that it needed more specifics as to how to implement them. Perhaps the authors stayed vague to encourage the purchase of their consulting services... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allison | 2/7/2014

    " We use this as a basis for recognition at work. It has good principles, but was a little long and repetitive for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashlie L | 2/2/2014

    " Motivating, great techniques ... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christian | 1/31/2014

    " Great insight into structuring appropriate recognition and ensuring that it does what is is suppose to do. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeanne | 1/25/2014

    " Has good concepts but a lot of it is just common sense. It was a bit hard to find applicable to smaller organizations. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Daimen Vauban | 1/22/2014

    " A decent summary of various recognition techniques and summary of touch points to make with employees. Not the best flowing book, but it does get its point across. Most everyone can take something away from it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brad | 1/20/2014

    " I am just beginning this book, but it is really good so far. The premise is that people will be more productive and fulfilled if their efforts are appreciated. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenifer | 1/19/2014

    " I would use this as a handbook for workplace management. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John Stepper | 1/14/2014

    " Probably don't need 200 pages to say how recognition is important, but there are some useful ideas here. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Azmi | 12/28/2013

    " A great principle that none of the companies that I've been working with practiced... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Douglas | 12/20/2013

    " Good book about learning to use recognition to help others succeed. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carole | 12/19/2013

    " I learned the importance of recognition from employers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryan | 12/14/2013

    " Makes one wonder why more companies do not create a culture of reward. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Leah | 7/9/2013

    " This book was recommended to me by the HR rep at my workplace. I like the ideas about ways to motivate and appreciate employees. But I didn't finish the book...I find these types of books tough to read start to finish. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angie | 4/3/2013

    " This book was written by my bosses and is a fabulous help to managers who really don't know how to manage. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hilary | 3/15/2013

    " Common sense, but a good read overall. Some of the ideas are a little wacky. Have an ice cream truck come to your office? Does corporate America really do these things? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 12/28/2012

    " Good overview of how to use recognition to help coworkers and direct reports feel confident and motivated. Long list of examples as well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Megan S. | 11/25/2012

    " good ideas in here for incentives/praise; however I couldn't read the book just had to skim it which seemed to work well "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori Grant | 4/5/2012

    " A should-read book on human resources for knowledge workers and entrepreneurs. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hashim Al-Zain | 10/20/2011

    " I'm loving this read so far! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 4/14/2011

    " I found this book very thought provoking and it rang true. I'm trying to follow the main principle of giving specific sincere appreciation to those who I work with. I have received a significant amount of positive response and a return in gratitude. I'm happy I found the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hashim | 4/3/2011

    " I'm loving this read so far! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Daimen | 11/9/2010

    " A decent summary of various recognition techniques and summary of touch points to make with employees. Not the best flowing book, but it does get its point across. Most everyone can take something away from it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Azmi | 7/22/2009

    " A great principle that none of the companies that I've been working with practiced... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 4/21/2009

    " I found this book very thought provoking and it rang true. I'm trying to follow the main principle of giving specific sincere appreciation to those who I work with. I have received a significant amount of positive response and a return in gratitude. I'm happy I found the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christian | 4/19/2009

    " Great insight into structuring appropriate recognition and ensuring that it does what is is suppose to do.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hilary | 3/19/2009

    " Common sense, but a good read overall. Some of the ideas are a little wacky. Have an ice cream truck come to your office? Does corporate America really do these things? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angie | 11/19/2008

    " This book was written by my bosses and is a fabulous help to managers who really don't know how to manage. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryan | 10/4/2008

    " Makes one wonder why more companies do not create a culture of reward. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carole | 9/14/2008

    " I learned the importance of recognition from employers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Douglas | 7/30/2008

    " Good book about learning to use recognition to help others succeed. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Allen | 6/29/2008

    " has to be the most common sense business book I have ever read "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Megan S. | 5/28/2008

    " good ideas in here for incentives/praise; however I couldn't read the book just had to skim it which seemed to work well "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brad | 5/7/2008

    " I am just beginning this book, but it is really good so far. The premise is that people will be more productive and fulfilled if their efforts are appreciated. "

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About the Author

Adrian Gostick is the New York Times bestselling coauthor of The Carrot Principle and The Orange Revolution, globally-read guides on workplace strategy and employee engagement. His research has been featured in numerous national publications and endorsed by Larry King of CNN. In addition to writing and teaching, he is a founder of the training and consulting firm The Culture Works.

About the Narrator

Chester Elton is vice president of performance at the O. C. Tanner Company and a popular public speaker. He has been the subject of feature articles in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, and he has spoken on the subject of employee recognition and motivation on ABC, CNBC, and NPR. He is coauthor, with Adrian Gostick, of the Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek bestseller A Carrot a Day and The 24-Carrot Manager.