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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (35 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Chester Elton, Adrian Gostick Narrator: Alan Sklar Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2006 ISBN: 9781400172221
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Most employees feel invisible to their leadership-and many times prefer to stay hidden in the corporate shadow lands. The Invisible Employee, part fable, part business advice, teaches managers how to actively engage employees, and find the way to bring out the best in them. This book focuses on how managers can lead people from obscurity to achievement and take companies from ordinary to extraordinary by something as simple as setting a guiding vision, providing rewarding work, and then recognizing the right behaviors. Like other bestselling business fables, The Invisible Employee combines a good yarn with great business advice and practical guidance for managers. Following a group of people as they attempt to live and work together on a mysterious island, the book combats one of the most common negative attitudes in business-that smart employees should keep quiet, keep their heads down, and try not to draw attention to themselves. The Invisible Employee argues that this attitude undermines our efforts at building great companies and that effective leaders can break their employees of this negative attitude. The Invisible Employee guides management to learn to engage their staff by setting a clear guiding vision, recognizing the strengths in their employees, and providing a sense of visibility and connection to corporate values and goals. In short, employees feel invisible to corporate leadership because leadership allows them to. This book shows managers how to get involved and lead their people from obscurity to achievement-and reap the rewards across their entire organization. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adrienne Martin | 11/18/2012

    " My Uncle wrote this book. I thought it was entertaining and it motivated me to praise the people that I worked with. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kayne | 12/1/2011

    " I liked the positive ideas for recognizing and rewarding your employees. I didn't care for the "folktale" in the middle. And I really didn't like tha accent the narrator used. Some interesting tidbits... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jerry Mahn | 2/14/2011

    " Read this for our book club discussion group at work. Great book on the power of recognizing employees for the work they do, making sure the employees never feel invisible. This would be a great book for every manager to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ric Underhile | 11/5/2010

    " A quick and useful read, this book makes solid and practical arguments for instilling a sense of appreciation into an effectively led workforce. You won't need Kleenex, but you should stock up on thank you notes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sucharita | 5/6/2008

    " A must read for all employers "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sonia | 6/19/2006

    " Very interesting and informative. Great not only when managing people but also for managing ourselves. "

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About the Author

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.

About the Narrator

Alan Sklar, a graduate of Dartmouth, has excelled in his career as a freelance voice actor. He began narrating audiobooks in 1996, winning seven AudioFile Earphones Awards and earning several “Best Voice” awards. He has also worked as a stage actor and as a promo announcer at WPIX-TV in New York City. His dream is to be an opera singer, a role for which he hones his bass-baritone operatic skills in the upstairs shower of his home.