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Winning with a Culture of Recognition

I had the pleasure of co-authoring this book with Globoforce CEO Eric Mosley in which we look at why, if employee engagement is the great untapped resource in most organization, only 25% of employees are truly engaged.

Winning with a Culture of Recognition: Recognition Strategies at the World’s Most Admired Companies reveals the surprising answer: Most managers fail to formally recognize high performance and connect it with company culture. Salary and bonuses are only part of today’s employment contract. To get everyone performing together, employers need to create a culture of appreciation, recognition, and reward.

Eric and I look deep inside the root of this problem and provide hands-on steps to help any employer create a culture fostered by strategic recognition, a management practice as different from the old “rewards programs” as Six Sigma is from last century’s “quality control.”

The proven methodologies we share in this book take a practice (recognition and rewards) that has been misused for nearly a century and evolve it into the must-have business strategy to engage employees by creating and proactively managing a company culture of recognition. Winning with a Culture of Recognition guides managers and chief executives alike through the psychology of recognition and its effect on performance. Sharing successful methods implemented by clients such as Symantec, Intuit, Dow Chemical, and Amgen, Winning with a Culture of Recognition shows how any manager can create a positive culture of appreciation.

Winning with a Culture of Recognition is available in hardcover and kindle editions on

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