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The Invisible Employee: Realizing the Hidden Potential in Everyone Hardcover – Feb 8 2006

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Invisible People. That's what the Highlanders of the island called the mysterious beings who filled their vaults with treasures-but were rarely ever seen. Read the first page
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Whether you manage 1 or 50 people, this book is for you. Feb. 24 2006
By Manager from New Jersey - Published on
Format: Hardcover
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!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Misleading title and a one-note solution for a multilayered problem June 27 2010
By Robin - Published on
Format: Hardcover
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.
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Another great tool in your management toolbox April 6 2006
By HR Head - Published on
Format: Hardcover
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.
Great Read for manager training Dec 14 2012
By Matthew Mocorro - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I work in the sales industry and this book has become invaluable in training my manangers to ensure no employee gets left behind. We actively use many of the techniques taught in this book daily to help build morale and keep active employees.

Must READ!
Managers guide to survival Nov. 13 2012
By Vitek Filip - Published on
Format: MP3 CD Verified Purchase
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.