In this book, Alfie Kohn slaughters some sacred cows.
We all grew up certain that rewards (and punishments) are the way to go in parenting AND at the workplace. After all, how else would you have control, discipline, people doing what needs to be done?
It appears that this is not supported by a wealth of psychological research. Alfie Kohn brings that research to you and points the way to a more successful strategy based on working with people instead of doing things to them.
Want to truly motivate people? Listen to what Kohn has to say. You’ll probably be surprised.