carrot-and-stick


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carrot-and-stick

if you use a carrot-and-stick method to make someone do something, you both offer rewards and threaten punishments (always before noun) I've had to take the carrot-and-stick approach to disciplining my kids. The harder they work, the more money they get.
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The US carrot-and-stick policy on Iran has no value at all," Boroujerdi said on Monday.
The project uses a carrot-and-stick approach to bring about change throughout the entire industry," says Todd Larson of Coop America.
As described by Herzberg, older systems of "motivation" (actually "motion") used the carrot-and-stick approach.
Tehran has announced that it accepts in principle to hold such a meeting between Jalili and Ashton, but has also underlined its opposition to the West's carrot-and-stick policy towards Iran.
In his dealing with recalcitrant legislators, he had adopted a carrot-and-stick approach.
Hahn is now using the carrot-and-stick approach with council members as he hopes to persuade six members to join with him and block any override of his veto.
Stephen applies the same carrot-and-stick philosophy to managing his staff, whose resentment of their boss is directly proportional to their economic dependence.