Leading with Gratitude: Eight Leadership Practices for Extraordinary Business Results

by Adrian Gostick

With Chester Elton

On Sale: 24/02/2020

Format:

Hardcover

About the Book

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 profitablity.

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.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062965783
  • ISBN 10: 0062965786
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - US
  • On Sale: 24/02/2020
  • Pages: 272
  • List Price: 62.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Leadership

Biography

#1 bestselling leadership author Adrian Gostick provides real solutions for managing change, driving innovation, and leading a multi-generational workforce.Gostick is a global workplace expert and thought leader in the fields of corporate culture, teamwork, and engagement. He is a founder of the training company The Culture Works and author of the #1 New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestsellers All In and The Carrot Principle. His books have been translated into 30 languages and have sold 1.5 million copies around the world. As a leadership expert, he has been called "fascinating," by Fortune magazine and "creative and refreshing" by the New York Times. Gostick has appeared on NBC's Today Show and CNN and is often quoted in The Economist, Newsweek, and Wall Street Journal. If you Google the 30 Top Leadership Gurus, he is on the list alongside Jack Welch and Jim Collins. His consulting clients include Danaher, Bank of America, Rolls Royce, JELD-WEN and California Pizza Kitchen.


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