The Invisible Employee: Using Carrots to See the Hidden Potential in Everyone

Overview

There is a crisis in business today: the invisible employee.Feeling threatened, ignored, and unappreciated, invisible employeesfight back the only way they know how—by staying hidden inthe corporate shadows, doing just enough to get by, grumbling aboutthis and that, and passing these techniques along to new workers.After all, why bother shining when no one notices yourachievements? Why bother trying when you could be let go in thenext batch of layoffs?

A business fable packed ...

See more details below
Hardcover (Updated)
$18.38
BN.com price
(Save 16%)$21.95 List Price
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (22) from $1.99   
  • New (9) from $12.24   
  • Used (13) from $1.99   

Overview

There is a crisis in business today: the invisible employee.Feeling threatened, ignored, and unappreciated, invisible employeesfight back the only way they know how—by staying hidden inthe corporate shadows, doing just enough to get by, grumbling aboutthis and that, and passing these techniques along to new workers.After all, why bother shining when no one notices yourachievements? Why bother trying when you could be let go in thenext batch of layoffs?

A business fable packed with hard-won wisdom, The InvisibleEmployee follows a group of people who live and work togetheron a mysterious island. In this second edition—updated withnew case studies and current survey results—managers learnhow to combat one of the most common negative attitudes inbusiness: that smart employees keep their heads down and never domore than is asked.

Bestselling authors Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton show howeffective leaders change this mind-set by engaging their people intheir cause—setting clear goals, encouraging productivebehavior, and celebrating every success along the way. The endresult is an organization of productive employees who feel noticed,valued, and appreciated. In other words, they feel visible.

In today's competitive environment, all of us are looking forthe next big product, the next big capability or solution. Butgreat managers are finding that recognizing people leads to a moreengaged workforce and a more successful business. The InvisibleEmployee shows you how to bring out the hidden potential in yourteam and your business.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470560211
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/30/2009
  • Edition description: Updated
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 173
  • Sales rank: 1,018,412
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

New York Times bestselling author Adrian Gostick isvice president of the O.C. Tanner company's training and publishingpractice. He has been featured on NBC's Today show, and inthe New York Times, the Economist, Newsweek and theWall Street Journal. Read his blog at adriangostick.com.

Chester Elton is a global expert in workplace trends andsenior vice president of O.C. Tanner, the world's leading employeerecognition firm. A popular speaker and a consultant to Fortune 100firms, he has appeared on 60 Minutes, CNN, CNBC, and ABC.Read his blog at chesterelton.com.

Learn more about growing a Carrot Culture at carrots.com

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Chapter One Invisible People.

Chapter Two Blink Outs.

Chapter Three The See-er.

Chapter Four Recognizing.

Chapter Five Visible Results.

Chapter Six Blink Backs.

Conclusion.

Succeed!

Notes.

Resources.

About the Authors.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews
  • Posted December 17, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    An insightful guide to employee retention and reward mechanisms

    When staffers feel "invisible," that is, when their work goes unrecognized by their superiors, they lose motivation and become less productive. In fact, unengaged employees cost firms billions of dollars annually in lost productivity, mistakes, turnover, retraining, and so on. Business authors Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton propose that employees who feel valued and appreciated perform better. With the aid of a basic, symbolic fable and backed up by numerous studies, Gostick and Elton offer simple, concrete techniques managers can use to reward outstanding work. You might wonder why you need to read this book since many of these tips also appear in the duo's previous bestsellers, including The Carrot Principle. Yet getAbstract believes that managers and supervisors who adopt this book's valuable advice will be able to perform a transformation: Abracadabra! Unmotivated, disengaged employees suddenly will become visible - like magic.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)