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The Orange Revolution: How One Great Team Can Transform an Entire Organization


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From andlt;Iandgt;New York Times andlt;/Iandgt;bestselling authors and renowned leadership consultants Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton comes a groundbreaking guide to building high-performance teams.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;What is the true driver of a thriving organizationand#8217;s exceptional success? Is it a genius leader? An iron-clad business plan? Gostick and Elton shatter these preconceptions of corporate achievement. Their research shows that breakthrough success is guided by a particular breed of high-performing team that generates its own momentumand#8212;an engaged group of colleagues in the trenches, working passionately together to pursue a shared vision. Their research also shows that only 20 percent of teams are working anywhere near this optimal capacity. How can your team become one of them?andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Based on a groundbreaking 350,000-person study by the Best Companies Group, as well as extraordinary research into exceptional teams at leading companies, including, Pepsi Beverages Company, and Madison Square Garden, the authors have determined a key set of characteristics displayed by members of breakthrough teams, and have identified a set of rules great teams live by, which generate a culture of positive teamwork and lead to extraordinary results.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Using a wealth of specific stories from the breakthrough teams they studied, they reveal in detail how these teams operate and how managers can transform their own teams into such high performers by fostering:andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; -Stronger clarity of goalsandlt;BRandgt; -Greater trust among team membersandlt;BRandgt; -More open and honest dialogueandlt;BRandgt; -Stronger accountability for all team membersandlt;BRandgt; -Purpose-based recognition of team membersand#8217; contributionsandlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; The remarkable stories they tell about these teams in action provide a simple and powerful step-by-step guide to taking your team to the breakthrough level, igniting the passion and vision to bring about an Orange Revolution.

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The authors of The Carrot Principle and The Daily Carrot Principle continue to shatter myths of corporate achievement in this guide to building high-performing teams that work passionately together to pursue a shared vision. They rely on a study of 350,000 people by the Best Companies Group, plus research into exceptional teams at leading companies such as Pepsi and American Express, to outline a set of key characteristics displayed by members of breakthrough teams and identify rules that great teams live by. Trust, accountability, and recognition of team members' contributions are some of the guiding principles revealed. The book's two-color layout emphasizes points in orange, of course, the color of carrots. Gostick and Elton are affiliated with O. C. Tanner Company. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

About the Author

Adrian Gostick is the former leader of O. C. Tanner Company’s recognition training and publishing practice. He continues to work as a speaker for the program as well as the business. His books The 24-Carrot Manager and A Carrot A Day are sold in more than fifty countries around the world. Learn more at Chester Elton is coauthor of the bestselling Carrot books, a popular lecturer on motivation, and an influential voice in global workplace trends. He was previously O.C. Tanner’s lead recognition consultant and researcher and works with numerous Fortune 100 clients. Subscribe to his weekly podcasts at

Product Details

Gostick, Adrian
Free Press
Elton, Chester
Gostick, Adrian Robert
Management - General
Business Communication - General
Management - Teams
Business management
the carrot principle, all in gostick, management, top management books, adrian gostick, orange revolution
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index; illust t-o
8 x 5 in

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Business » General
Business » Human Resource Management
Business » Management
Business » People Management and Teams
Business » Writing

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