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Carrots and Sticks: The Seven Deadly Flaws

  • They can extinguish intrinsic motivation.
  • They can diminish performance.
  • They can crush creativity.
  • They can crowd out good behavior.
  • They can encourage cheating, shortcuts, and unethical behavior.
  • They can become addictive.
  • They can foster short-term thinking.

The carrot and stick method does work, but it was created for a very different era and totally different circumstances.

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