Following the enormous popularity of their bestselling 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 twenty 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 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.
About The Author
Adrian Gostick is the leader of O. C. Tanner Company’s
recognition training and publishing practice. His books The
24-Carrot Manager and A Carrot A Day are sold in more
than fifty countries around the world.
Chester Elton is coauthor of the bestselling Carrot books, a
popular lecturer on motivation, and an influential voice in global
workplace trends. He is O.C. Tanner’s lead recognition consultant and
researcher and works with numerous Fortune 100 clients.
"This book can change your business as it teaches you how you can create great teams to WOW your customers, employees and vendors."
-Tony Hsieh, CEO, Zappos, and Author of Delivering Happiness
"Truly groundbreaking. Gostick and Elton take us to new heights in cultivating great teams. This book will bring you world-class results!"
-Marshall Goldsmith, Executive Coach and Author of MOJO and What Got You Here Won't Get You There
"From the first story to the last, The Orange Revolution captivated me. Chock full of solid research, inspiring stories and practical tips on how to turn your group into a breakthrough team. Their 100 ways to bring your team together is alone worth the price of the book.
-Jim Kouzes, coauthor, The Leadership Challenge and The Truth about Leadership.
"This book captures the true essence of leadership and how leaders develop teams that make a difference and truly work."
-GJ Hart, President & CEO, Texas Roadhouse, Inc.
"The book is a blueprint for revolutionary team performance. It is a neo-classic."
-Dave Ulrich, Professor, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan and Partner, The RBL Group
"A rare and extraordinary business book, The Orange Revolution contains everything you need to cultivate a breakthrough team."
-Matt Davis, CEO, Pets at Home (UK's largest pet store chain)
"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