The Carrot Principle

  • by Adrian Gostick, Chester Elton
  • Narrated by Adrian Gostick, Chester Elton
  • 5 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Find out how the best managers use recognition to engage their people, retain talent, and accelerate performance.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, best-selling authors Gostick and Elton show how the transformative power of purpose-based 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, and customer satisfaction.
This exceptional program, sure to become a modern-day classic, presents the simple steps to becoming a Carrot Principle manager and building a recognition culture in your organization. Following these steps will make you a high-performance leader and take your team to a new level of achievement.

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Not bad, but not enough examples

Would you try another book from Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton and/or Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton ?

Probably not


Has The Carrot Principle turned you off from other books in this genre?

No, on the contrary, if you are looking to believe in the concept of employee recognition, they give plenty of numbers and studies that back up the idea the recognizing and rewarding employees is the way to go, however, I found the words 'study', 'research', were way overused. I just wanted to know how to do it better than I am already doing.


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- Ed

Good information

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

The information they provide is useful and informative. However, they are both a bit pretentious and they swap back and forth during the reading. Both of those annoyed me, but get past them and there really is useful stuff here.


How could the performance have been better?

Use one narrator.
Do not pronounce your "s" as "z".
It is not prO-ject. It's Proh-ject.
And so forth.
Nit picky? Maybe, but they talk in your ear for quite a while and it gets old.


What did you learn from The Carrot Principle that you would use in your daily life?

Management principles.


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- Chris

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-13-2006
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio