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by Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton,Alan Sklar




Most employees feel invisible to their leadership-and many times prefer to stay hidden in the corporate shadow lands. The Invisible Employee, part fable, part business advice, teaches managers how to actively engage employees, and find the way to bring out the best in them. This book focuses on how managers can lead people from obscurity to achievement and take companies from ordinary to extraordinary by something as simple as setting a guiding vision, providing rewarding work, and then recognizing the right behaviors.Like other bestselling business fables, The Invisible Employee combines a good yarn with great business advice and practical guidance for managers. Following a group of people as they attempt to live and work together on a mysterious island, the book combats one of the most common negative attitudes in business-that smart employees should keep quiet, keep their heads down, and try not to draw attention to themselves. The Invisible Employee argues that this attitude undermines our efforts at building great companies and that effective leaders can break their employees of this negative attitude. The Invisible Employee guides management to learn to engage their staff by setting a clear guiding vision, recognizing the strengths in their employees, and providing a sense of visibility and connection to corporate values and goals. In short, employees feel invisible to corporate leadership because leadership allows them to. This book shows managers how to get involved and lead their people from obscurity to achievement-and reap the rewards across their entire organization.
Download The Invisible Employee: Realizing the Hidden Potential In Everyone epub
ISBN: 1400102227
ISBN13: 978-1400102228
Category: Business
Subcategory: Business Culture
Author: Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton,Alan Sklar
Language: English
Publisher: Tantor Audio; Unabridged edition (March 15, 2006)
ePUB size: 1272 kb
FB2 size: 1601 kb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 790
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Nargas
Book delivers interesting out of the box view on why we, managers, fail to treat people in way to make them thrill at work. besides the deadly sins of the managerial work story reveals also less conventional bites of thoughts on how to turn manager-employee relations into more synergic pattern. I strongly recommend to read this book to seasoned managers that will through the course of the book both nod and shake their heads on what is being served to them.
Warning: The comprehension of principles discussed in book requires own managerial experience, thus this is not a how-to book for wanna-be or soon-become managers.
Centrizius
Gostick and Elton have captured the essence of good management. They have given their readers clues to what makes employees tick and highlighted the dangers of not rewarding exemplary behaviour. This book makes a great companion to my book, "Always Remember: If it ain't fun, it ain't worth doing!" which also provides managers with the keys to making good employees out of virtually every staff member. Well done Adrian and Chester! Wayne Kehl
Fenritaur
Six books were delivered each from a different vendor. The books were in excellent condition.
Malalrajas
The Invisable Employee makes a valid point, but its certainly not a groundbreaking one and it doesn't address the problem promised in the title. The premise of The Invisible Employee is that most people don't feel appreciated and that corporations take good work for granted. Since this is true, and its also true that expensive turnover can be avoided by noticing the good work of employees--and letting them know you notice, this book makes a good, if not ground shaking, point.

The execution of the book is poor. A number of chapters are written in a strange, corny parables that soon become excrutiatingly boring. If you really love playing Zelda or Final Fantasy, you might like them..but probably not.

The Invisable Employee gives almost no practical advice on how to address the issue of discovering hidden potential in companies that do not exist in a video game style fantasy. The problem of invisable employees is huge and its too big to be solved with praise alone. Many corporations barely know their people beyond the resume submitted when they hire them. They hire them, assume they can do only what they were hired for, lay them off a few years later while hiring other employees who are less experienced in company matters. Why does this happen? In happens in part because the employees are invisible and no one bothered to develop a skills database or consider the potential of employees to adapt and learn new things. The problem is heartwrenching and extremely expensive.

Unfortunately this book won't do a thing to attack that problem.
Inerrace
I am a huge fan of Chester and Adrian and my hat is off to them for writing a great New York Times Bestseller. Parables are huge these days and business people love 'em.

If you want an enjoyable read that is heart warming and informative this is it. And what's more, you might just learn something about how NOT to treat people who work for you.

Please understand I am biased in my opinion because if have gotten to know Chester Elton as a fellow author and he is simply a "stand up guy." You don't find people in this business like Chester, class all the way.

Mick Hager, author of MONKEY BUSINESS

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Funky
I came across the co-author Chester Elton at a seminar last year. He is very entertaining but most important, his message is one for all managers. It's up to managers to make their employees feel rewarded and recoginzed. The Invisible Employee tells us that this concept is one of the easiest and yet most overlooked aspects of our jobs. Using a fable format the authors drive home the point that happy employees do in fact perform better and contribute more. A great read for every manager!
Malaris
Read the book whether you manage 10 or 100 employees. The data out there is phenomenal and it will make you think. Excellent book.

Especially, a must have for every IT manager in India that hires 1000s of people by the year.
Like the previous carrot books, this book gives great advice to help manage your employees. This is a must read for any manager wanting additional pointers to help in the difficult process of keeping your people motivated and engaged. As the head of HR for a major corporation I think this book can help all managers at all levels.