Leading with Gratitude by Adrian Gostick audiobook

Leading with Gratitude: Eight Leadership Practices for Extraordinary Business Results

By Adrian Gostick  and Chester Elton
Foreword written and read by Marshall Goldsmith
Read by Adrian Gostick  and Chester Elton

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780062965783
5.84 Hours Unabridged
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The influential New York Times bestselling authors—the “apostles of appreciation” Chester Elton and Adrian Gostick—provide managers and executives with easy ways to add more gratitude to the everyday work environment to help bolster moral, efficiency, and profitability. Workers want and need to know their work is appreciated. Showing gratitude to employees is the easiest, fastest, most inexpensive way to boost performance. New research shows that gratitude boosts employee engagement, reduces turnover, and leads team members to express more gratitude to one another—strengthening team bonds. Studies have also shown that gratitude is beneficial for those expressing it and is one of the most powerful variables in predicting a person’s overall well-being—above money, health, and optimism. The WD-40 Company knows this firsthand. When the leadership gave thousands of managers training in expressing gratitude to their employees, the company saw record increases in revenue. Despite these benefits, few executives effectively utilize this simple tool. In fact, new research reveals “people are less likely to express gratitude at work than anyplace else.” What accounts for the staggering chasm between awareness of gratitude’s benefits and the failure of so many leaders to do it—or do it well? Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton call this the gratitude gap. In this invaluable guide, they identify the widespread and pernicious myths about managing others that cause leaders to withhold thanks. Gostick and Elton also introduce eight simple ways managers can show employees they are valued. They supplement their insights and advice with stories of how many of today’s most successful leaders—such as Alan Mulally of Ford and Hubert Joly of Best Buy—successfully incorporated gratitude into their leadership styles. Showing gratitude isn’t just about being nice, it’s about being smart—really smart—and it’s a skill that everyone can easily learn.

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Summary

Summary

The influential New York Times bestselling authors—the “apostles of appreciation” Chester Elton and Adrian Gostick—provide managers and executives with easy ways to add more gratitude to the everyday work environment to help bolster moral, efficiency, and profitability. Workers want and need to know their work is appreciated. Showing gratitude to employees is the easiest, fastest, most inexpensive way to boost performance. New research shows that gratitude boosts employee engagement, reduces turnover, and leads team members to express more gratitude to one another—strengthening team bonds. Studies have also shown that gratitude is beneficial for those expressing it and is one of the most powerful variables in predicting a person’s overall well-being—above money, health, and optimism. The WD-40 Company knows this firsthand. When the leadership gave thousands of managers training in expressing gratitude to their employees, the company saw record increases in revenue.

Despite these benefits, few executives effectively utilize this simple tool. In fact, new research reveals “people are less likely to express gratitude at work than anyplace else.” What accounts for the staggering chasm between awareness of gratitude’s benefits and the failure of so many leaders to do it—or do it well? Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton call this the gratitude gap. In this invaluable guide, they identify the widespread and pernicious myths about managing others that cause leaders to withhold thanks.

Gostick and Elton also introduce eight simple ways managers can show employees they are valued. They supplement their insights and advice with stories of how many of today’s most successful leaders—such as Alan Mulally of Ford and Hubert Joly of Best Buy—successfully incorporated gratitude into their leadership styles.

Showing gratitude isn’t just about being nice, it’s about being smart—really smart—and it’s a skill that everyone can easily learn.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Ideas that will have a remarkable and immediate impact on your ability to lead other people.” Marshall Goldsmith, New York Times bestselling author
“The authors believe that gratitude is one of the most critical skills for leaders to learn…[and] present and debunk myths standing in the way of expressing gratitude. With plentiful stories and subtle humor to illustrate these myths, the authors set the stage for later chapters, in which they describe and demonstrate eight simple ways of showing gratitude, along with easy to follow examples and advice..” Library Journal
“Gostick and Elton break down myths…then walk readers through how to express gratitude meaningfully and encourage intra-team recognition.” Publishers Weekly
“This book inspires, provokes, encourages, and serves as a launching pad for that next level of performance of your team, your company, and your community.” Mark C. Thompson, author of Admired

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Author

Author Bio: Adrian Gostick

Author Bio: Adrian Gostick

Adrian Gostick is the bestselling author of All In and The Carrot Principle and other guides on workplace strategy and employee engagement. His books have been translated into thirty languages and have sold 1.5 million copies around the world. In addition to writing and teaching, he is co-founder with Chester Elton of the training company The Culture Works. He has appeared on NBC’s Today Show and CNN and is often quoted in the Economist, Newsweek, and Wall Street Journal.

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Author Bio: Chester Elton

Author Bio: Chester Elton

Chester Elton is vice president of performance at the O. C. Tanner Company and a popular public speaker. He has been the subject of feature articles in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, and he has spoken on the subject of employee recognition and motivation on ABC, CNBC, and NPR. He is coauthor, with Adrian Gostick, of the Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek bestseller A Carrot a Day and The 24-Carrot Manager.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Runtime: 5.84
Audience: Adult
Language: English