"Named a Best Business Book of 2003 in the Leadership category by Strategy + Business."(Strategy + Business Magazine, article by Bruce Pasternak and James O'Toole).
"Ed Lawler is simply the best thinker about people in organizations today. His new book turns treating people right from magical and nice-to-do clichés to a set of specific, research-based actions that leaders can take."
— Dave Ulrich, professor, University of Michigan
"Practical advice for everyone who manages anyone . . . from first-time supervisor to CEO."
— Bob Eckert, chairman and chief executive officer, MATTEL, INC.
"Treat People Right! Is essential reading for any senior executive who believes that great and committed people are the ultimate source of value creation for their business."
— Dennis Liberson, executive vice-president, human resources, Capital One Financial Corporation
"Treat people Right! puts forward the principles, practices, and responsibilities necessary to be successful in today's ever changing business world— whether you are a seasoned executive or a recently hired college graduate you must read it!"— Jim Madden, chairman, president, and CEO, Exult, Inc.
"Lawler's concept of 'virtuous spirals' is right on. His Seven Principles for Treating People Right and Creating a Virtuous Spiral are straight forward and obvious, but hard work. He clearly defines roles for both the organization and the people."
— Mel Haught, president and CEO, Pello Corporation
"If you care about how to attract, motivate, and maximize the potential of outstanding people, read this book!"
— Bruce Pasternack, senior vice president and founding partner, Organization and Strategic Leadership Center, Booz Allen Hamilton
"In the midst of all of the hype and psychobabble that fill bookstore shelves, Ed Lawler has done a fabulous job of brining solid rigorous thinking about people and organization into an accessible form."
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— David A. Nadler, chairman, Mercer Delta Consulting, LLC.