Why Make Their Day?

My name is Cindy Ventrice, and I wrote Make Their Day! Employee Recognition That Works because it will help you attract and keep the best employees while improving productivity!


Why Make Their Day?

Praise for Make Their Day!

This is no ordinary management book. Cindy Ventrice has done her research. She’s looked at a variety of companies and interviewed dozens of managers to look beneath the surface. There are many books on employee recognition, but this one is by far the best.

– Robert Levering, coauthor of Fortune’s annual "100 Best Companies to Work for in America"

I’ve said the key to developing people and creating great organizations is to catch people doing things right. In Make Their Day! you’ll learn how to best recognize others for their contributions.

– Ken Blanchard, coauthor, The One Minute Manager and Whale Done!

In this second edition, I enjoyed the additional insights into organizational culture and the issue of fairness, which align nicely with the need to personalize recognition

– Doug Purcell, VP Public Sector Service Sales, Cisco

Anyone who manages anyone should read this book. If you’re going to spend time (or money) on rewards or recognition, you might as well get maximum return on your investment. Follow Cindy’s suggestions and there’s no doubt you’ll do that.

– Sharon Jordan-Evans, co-author of Love 'Em or Lose 'Em: Getting Good People to Stay

Recognition is a key to retention, pride, motivation, and ultimately effectiveness. In Make Their Day! Cindy shows us why it is so important and how to do it. This is one of the most comprehensive and useful books ever written on this topic!

– Marshall Goldsmith, Founding Director of the Alliance for Strategic Leadership and the Financial Times Knowledge Dialogue.

Cindy Ventrice has done at excellent job at identifying the key issues that make or break effective recognition today with fresh examples and case studies that support her advice and show it can be done.

– Bob Nelson, Ph.D., author of 1001 Ways to Reward Employees

An insightful roadmap for business leaders who want to create a work environment where employees thrive and enjoy getting out of bed and heading to work each day. Cindy Ventrice hits the mark with great perspective on the kind of recognition that great employees crave and deserve.

– Kip Tindell, CEO and President, The Container Store

Cindy has taken a complex subject and has turned it into ‘nuts and bolts’ basics! From her critical observations, she has distilled a wide-ranging variety of business management styles down to an almost 1,2,3,4 ‘here’s how it’s done technique.

– Norm Weiss, President—Design Octaves, Inc

Make Their Day! and the webinar Recognition for Managers were extremely helpful and provided many great resources to help develop our training. I did a considerable amount of research and this material is by far some of the best!

– Rachel Stevens, Staff Care Coordinator, Food for the Hungry