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Following the enormous popularity of their best-selling The Carrot Principle, Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton return with a groundbreaking guide to building high-performance teams. The powerful research reported in The Orange Revolution reveals that the true driver of exceptional success for great companies is not a genius CEO. Breakthrough success is driven by a particular breed of breakthrough team that generates its own momentum - a harmonious group of colleagues in the trenches, working passionately together to pursue a shared vision and leading their whole company to a new level. Yet the research also shows that less than 20 percent of teams are working anywhere near their optimal capacity.

Based on their extraordinary experience working with leading companies, including Zappos.com, Pepsi Bottling Group, and Madison Square Garden, as well as on a never-before-published 350,000-person study by the Best Companies Group - which issues the Best Places to Work list - Gostick and Elton reveal the five vital characteristics of these great teams and provide a powerful step-by-step prescription for building them. Through remarkable stories from organizations that have used these methods to take teams to the breakthrough level, they show exactly how to ignite the passion and vision to bring about an Orange Revolution.

©2010 O.C. Tanner Company (P)2010 Tantor

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"The Orange Revolution should be required reading for all people leaders wishing to unleash the power of their workforce and create an ongoing fountain of high performance.” (David Kasiarz, Senior VP of Global Compensation and Benefits, American Express)

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  • Lisa
  • Prather, CA, United States
  • 09-25-11

Good Business Book on Teams

Other than the fact that I wanted to frequently clear my throat while listening to Adrian Gostick (you'll understand when you listen to it) it was a awesome audio book. I have both the paper book and the audiobook. I liked listening to it better. You could feel the authors personality and passion. Which is always nice. The book has real stories with real companies that you recognize and can relate to. I previously worked at a top notch Children's hospital that knew exactly how to have "raving fans". I wish adult hospitals would figure this out.

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Powerfully and encouraging and motivating

Story after story about real life teamwork very encouraging, inspiring, powerful, easy read and even easier to apply.