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About the Author:
Chester Elton is national director of performance sales with the O.C. Tanner Recognition Company. He has spoken to thousands of people all over the ...
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About the Author:
Chester Elton is national director of performance sales with the O.C. Tanner Recognition Company. He has spoken to thousands of people all over the continent on the power of recognition and has been a featured speaker at numerous major management and HR conventions. Mr. Elton serves as recognition consultant to several Fortune 100 firms and is interviewed often on CNN, Bloomberg Television and National Public Radio.
When I (Chester) was a boy, we lived in Vancouver, British Columbia. One day I was walking in a downtown park with my father. A homeless woman was pushing a cart toward us, and as she passed she dropped something. My father bent down, picked up the item, handed it to her, and held her by the arm for a moment. Then, in his characteristic way, he said something that made her laugh.
Without a doubt, he made her day. But as we walked away, my eight-year-old sensibilities were horrified. "Dad," I whispered, "You shouldn't talk to those kind of people."
My father smile and said something I will always remember: "Chester, be kind to everyone—everyone's having a hard day."
The 24-Carrot Manager 17
No Pain, No Gain 24
Carrots Improve Your Eyesight 35
Pick Your Carrots Wisely 45
It's All in the Presentation 68
Keep Your Eye on the Harvest 81
Make Formal Milestones Moments Worth Remembering 93
Keep On Growing 99
Posted July 8, 2009
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A couple of years ago, we used this book as the theme for our nation-wide HR. It was very well received.
Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton have given timely advice on how a great leader can unleash human potential. As our economy continues to spiral downward (with no clear end in sight) the lessons delivered are (and will be becoming) more critical to not only our success but very survival.
The book gives great tips on ways of providing solutions for the managers by offering answers for improving employee commitment by building an employee acknowledgment culture into our organizations.
I wrote about this topic in Wingtips with Spurs. However, I just devoted a single chapter to this important issue. The authors have provided a plethora of illustrations regarding:
* Choosing the right reward for each employee,
* The timing of the reward to motivate performance,
* Effectively presenting rewards,
* When to give praise in private and when to make it a public celebration,
* Motivating employees to work harder and work smarter with the company's goals in mind.
The book is laid out in a very easy to read format with natural progression through the reward process. I also appreciated that while taking the subject seriously, the authors never take themselves seriously.
This small book would be a good ROI for supervisors and managers.
I hope you find this review helpful.
Michael L. Gooch, SPHR
Posted September 13, 2003
Great book to show managers how to deal with day to day activities. I also recommend Optimal Thinking by Rosalene Glickman, Ph.D. for managers to take the next step and become optimizers.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 10, 2002
Gostick and Elton have done it again. This time they've woven a cleaver story together with thoughtful insight and straight-forward HR advice to create a book that should circulate through the management ranks of every organization bent on success. It will soon circulate through ours! 'The 24-Carrot Manager' is a fast read with a bushel-basket full of ideas on how to motivate and retain the best employees in any organization. More importantly, 'The 24-Carrot Manager' underscores why employee motivation is central to YOUR success as a manager. It'll take less than a few hours to read it. The insights will last you a lifetime. It's a 24-karat winner!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.