Item description for Bringing Out the Best in People: How to Apply the Astonishing Power of Positive Reinforcement by Aubrey C. Daniels & Barrett Whitener...
The classic bestseller on performance management, now updated with the latest and best motivational methods, perfected at such companies as Xerox, 3M, and Kodak.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 5.75" Height: 4.5" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Nov 25, 2003
Publisher American Media International
ISBN 1932378030 ISBN13 9781932378030
Availability 0 units.
More About Aubrey C. Daniels & Barrett Whitener
Aubrey C. Daniels is the author of the bestselling management classic Bringing Out the Best in People. His management consulting firm, Aubrey Daniels International, works with business leaders around the world. Daniels is an internationally recognized expert on management, leadership, and workplace issues. He has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fortune, and on CNN and CNBC.
James E. Daniels, Vice President and Senior Consultant with Aubrey Daniels International, has developed productivity and quality improvement systems for corporations across the globe. He is coauthor (with Daniels) of the definitive behavioral text Performance Management: Changing Behavior That Drives Organizational Effectiveness.
Aubrey C. Daniels currently resides in Atlanta, in the state of Georgia.
Reviews - What do customers think about Bringing Out the Best in People: How to Apply the Astonishing Power of Positive Reinforcement?
Excellent Jun 15, 2008
Nutshell review - If you are in a management position and want to understand how to motivate people then this is a really insightful and useful book.
Bringing out the Best in People Apr 28, 2008
I found this book to offer not only good tools to use but it's a good book to reference when needed. Quick to go over, with keeping to simple and factual format. It's of great use for any level of management.
Science of positive reinforcement Aug 1, 2007
Aubrey Daniels offers an insightful look at the behavioral school of management, and its key tools: positive, and negative reinforcement. The book covers how to link rewards to behaviors you want to reinforce, when to deliver them, and how to design systems to support them. While not without its flaws, the book is well written and offers plenty of practical advice - if you're an aspiring manager, or a seasoned veteran, 'Bringing Out the Best in People' is a solid investment of your time.
Clarity, results, contribution Jul 4, 2007
This is an essential text for anyone who manages people. Daniels is clearly 'for' creating a workplace that taps the innate desire to contribute and against one run by fear. I've seen nearly 35 years of organizational life, as employee, manager and consultant. That's a lot of fads, slogans and philosophies. This book is the real deal.
When people are managed using these clear, rigorous, objective principles, stress and interpersonal barriers decrease, work exceeds expectations. I also recommend Dr. Marshall Rosenberg's "Nonviolent Communication".
Based on a flawed worldview Apr 2, 2007
I started reading the book as a part of my personal development with the company that I work for. The book is founded in behaviorism, and does not stray from the concepts associated with this worldview. My issue with it is that I believe that people are more than a reaction to the things that happen to us. We have unique personalities, and they consist of more than the conditioning that they are subjected to. This psychology takes away the idea of free-will and choice, and eliminates personal responsibility. When it comes to managing people, I believe that these are important elements to tap into. This behaviorist approach to management may look good on the surface, and make logical sense, but is flawed by its nature, and cannot have any long lasting impact.