Leading by using the THE CARROT PRINCIPLE. Presented by Prerna Richards Program Director Mi Escuelita Preschool. THE CARROT PRINCIPLE. How the best managers use recognition to engage their people, retain talent, and accelerate performance By Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton
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THE CARROT PRINCIPLE
Mi Escuelita Preschool
How the best managers use recognition to engage their people, retain talent, and accelerate performance
By Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton
Lee J. Colan [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Who is a leader?
What is their main role?
Emotionally connecting with your team members
They set the tone
Leaders need to be visionaries
Developing your leadership takes years
A successful leader empowers
Are your team members satisfied or engaged?
Or both? How can you tell?
Characteristics of a satisfied staff member
Characteristics of an engaged employee
Three important questions that all employees ask…
What’s important around here?
How can I make a difference?
What’s in it for me when I do make a difference?
Knowing and living our mission- Connecting the employee goals with the organization goals
Walk the talk
The strongest statements are made without saying a single word
Better facilitated by the leader than the team members
Our actions and words should communicate we are a quality preschool
Be willing to pitch in
Listen and respect employees
Keep your word and commitments
Treat them fairly
Take responsibility for your mistakes
Define the problem
Show appreciation when they make a change for the positive
Clearly share your expectations
Share the lessons learned without embarrassing anyone
See it, own it, solve it, and do it
Awards within the program
“Catch them doing good”
Connect with each staff member
High five boards
Gathering everyone in the hall for the “shout out”
Hand written cards
Certificates- long lunch
Celebrating the service anniversary date
Announcing during a meeting if a parent pays a compliment to a team member
Questions or Comments?