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Employee Engagement Leads To Growth…

Engagement actually equals growth. We did a lot of work with Towers Watson. They used to be called Towers Perrin. Huge normative database all around the world about what happens when you have engagement in…

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Anecdote From Interviewing His Father…

So on one visit to Vancouver, I took a little digital recorder with me and I interviewed my father, John Dalton Elton. I said, hey dad, so the kids can get to know you a little better, tell me a little bit…

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Loyalty To Brand

Let me ask you something. Any of you done the case study on when Nike got caught making soccer balls in Southeast Asia, paying 10-year-old kids .10 cents a day? Do you remember that? Did it make you want to…

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Importance of Handwritten Notes of…

Well, little things you can do, as you become managers, make people feel good about themselves, right? Little handwritten note. Managers give lots of excuses why they don't do it. They don't want to get too…

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Recognition Needs To Be Timely and…

See, I love you in your personal life translates to thank you in the workplace. We need affirmations. We need to build a solid relationship. It's I love you in your personal life. It's thank you in the…

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Traits That Make A Leader Great

Here's the thing, so characteristics of a great leader comes down to execution, goal setting, communication, trust and accountability. We talk about recognition being the accelerator. Make no mistake, if…

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Employers Of Choice Attract And Retain…

Companies that are employers of choice get five times more applicants than companies that aren't. Does that give you a better talent pool? Absolutely. What about retention of your best people? If you are…

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Challenges of Working on Second Book

So, our publisher said What's your next book? Which was a great question because we had never considered writing a next book. We thought we were lucky to get that one. So parable books were all the rage, The…

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Views On Entrepreneurship and Sales

You know, it's funny when I first saw the interview questions and the word entrepreneur comes up, to me entrepreneurs are much more risk takers. I, with Adrian, we were able to be very entrepreneurial in a very…

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Great Teams Attract Great Talent

We came across a delightful guy named Scott O'Neill who ran the season ticket holders for the NBA. He came in right as Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson left. New young stars hadn't really established…

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Techniques To Improve Employee Loyalty…

It's Harley Davidson. How do you know? Harley Davidson has by far the most loyal customers. When you can get your customers to tattoo your logo on their skin, you have got them. Do you think there is…

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Learning Carrot Culture From His…

I love that video of my mom and dad because my mom and dad weren't married for 64 years. They were married for 65 years. And shortly after their 65th wedding anniversary, my dad passed away, about three years…

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Appreciation Anecdote From His Boss

So here is the thing. I had an experience not too long ago. I fly a lot so I go to a lot of different airports. Any of you have to fly in and out of Dulles when you go home? That is like the world's worst…

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Teamwork Seminars And Speaking…

So, we had this trilogy of books that we really liked. They started being translated into other languages and we started to get speaking engagements. That's when we started to get out our mascot, the carrot. …

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Background of O.C. Tanner and…

I work for the O. C. Tanner Company. In fact, I'm a senior executive, a senior vice-president. Our first charge, ten years ago, from our then CEO was, Go out and make a bunch of noise. Don't necessarily tie…

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Challenges He Experienced In Growing…

We established ourselves as the carrot culture group and we were speakers and we did a lot of training and we started to build out our team. And Adrian Gostick, may co-author, and I quickly realized there were…

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Importance Of Employee Recognition

And what we found is in a carrot culture you get high retention of your good people, sustained productivity, committed to your cause, the most powerful way you have to communicate in that whole profit thing,…

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Factors In Employee Engagement

So you ask yourself, what drives employee engagement? Good question, thanks for asking. What we did when we first released The Carrot Principle in 2007, it was all North American data. Well we started to…

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Level Of Research Required For Carrot…

But The Carrot Principle was the first book where we had a lot of data; over 200,000 surveys. We got it from a company called The Jackson Organization. Most of it was medical but we like the medical field…

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Anecdote On Being Pursued By…

Well, Simon & Schuster read the story, looked us up on Book Scan, figured out our connection to O. C. Tanner, and called me out of the blue. Literally, I'm in my home office and my phone rings. I pick it up…

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Recognition and How To Keep Praise…

It's a great question. Not the first time I've been asked, as you may guess. What we found is, and some tips for your entrepreneurs, as they try to develop what we call a Carrot Culture, is that general praise…

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Teamwork At Core Of Business

One of the things I would see keep popping up was teamwork. It was fascinating. It's legendary, the lone scientist working late at night, sneezes into the Petri dish and discovers penicillin. It actually…

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