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Bringing Out the Best in People

How to Apply the Astonishing Power of Positive Reinforcement, Third Edition
Narrated by: Scott R. Pollak
Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Maximize employee performance with this updated edition of the classic best seller.

In Bringing Out the Best in People: How to Apply the Astonishing Power of Positive Reinforcement, renowned thought leader and internationally recognized workplace expert Aubrey Daniels takes a look at today's rapidly changing work environment, providing a timely update to his seminal book on performance management.

As one of the foremost speakers and writers in the human performance field, for nearly 40 years Daniels has worked with organizations to apply scientifically based behavioral tools and principles to effectively address workplace issues - particularly as they relate to management, leadership, culture, innovation, safety, engagement, and collaboration.

Bringing Out the Best in People: How to Apply the Astonishing Power of Positive Reinforcement presents Daniels' proven strategies that have been successfully adopted by hundreds of organizations worldwide - ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies - and delivers step-by-step instruction and positive practices to help you implement and sustain positive change.

With a behavioral foundation and new chapters on employee engagement and the impact of the exponential increase in technology, this latest edition features all new examples, updated approaches to effective recognition and rewards systems, tips for stimulating and fostering innovation and creativity, and productive ways to embrace and empower the multigenerational workforce, including millennials and future generations.

This timely update tackles the changes in the contemporary work environment while providing step-by-step instructions and proven practices that have been adopted by Daniels' global clients, from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies. Learn how to:

  • Create effective recognition and rewards systems that are positively reinforcing to employees
  • Stimulate innovation and creativity in exciting new ways
  • Understand fluency as an efficient way to reduce training costs and increase training effectiveness for all employees
  • Engage employees in ways that lead to improved performance and a stronger culture
  • Motivate and empower the multigenerational workforce
  • Understand and shape how technology is affecting employee behavior - for better and worse

©2016 Aubrey C. Daniels (P)2016 McGraw-Hill Digital

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I tried to listen it all... I really did

Holy cow! It was like he was reading a text book.

Yeah there was some good info, but it was rough trying to power through.

I made it halfway before I couldn’t do it any more. It was like listening to Charlie Brown’s teacher.

Too bad too. The concepts were solid, but there are other options on Audible with a better delivery/ style to facilitate better learning and application to a real world situation

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A must read for anyone in ANY field

There are so many applicable principles that will bring huge payoffs stated throughout the book. The best outcome is a better work environment for everyone.

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Wanted more examples

This book is read well and I like the witty humor. I read this as a teacher hoping for more concrete examples for positive reinforcement. Though there are some throughout, I would love a list of examples (especially free ways to reinforce) and more about young adults. This book gave a good, general look at positive reinforcement. I suppose I expected more.

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every leader should read this book

I loved this book. so many practical approaches. awesome research and support for leadership and motivation.

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  • Dean
  • 03-28-19

really useful guide

worth a listen if you are interested in improving your management methods, key aspects were familiar from previous training.

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  • Mr Michael D Stubbs
  • 10-29-18

Great book with real insights.

I really liked the book and it contains some great tools that I will be adopting.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-17-18

Great points supported by great arguments.

if only they ever got to the point. so many words for little juice. I wish he had given more examples and less explaining. I get it
you did your research. now tell me how to do it!