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Carrot and Stick - Not on my Watch
on April 14, 2015
It is rare that a book successfully challenges my basic assumptions. Daniel Pink does an outstanding job presenting a new, to me anyway, paradigm on personal motivation in the workplace. It's not so much at the all the individual elements were a revelation, rather it was how they fit together to challenge the concept of the carrot and the stick that my generation ('85 grad) was taught. The book is well written and generally an enjoyable read. Thanks to the book I feel energized with the new challenge to apply the lessons from the book to my day-to-day leadership responsibilities. No, I am not going to throw out our current business model and jump blindly into this new world (we are a 'best company to work for'). However I will give more consideration on how to allow our people to be more autonomous and self directed and that could add significant value to our work.