Carrot and stick - definition of Carrot and stick by The Free Dictionary
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Combining a promised reward with a threatened penalty: took a carrot-and-stick approach to the rehabilitation of juvenile offenders.
carrot-and-stick - Refers to an offer of reward countered by the threat of punishment.
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The survey indicated that police managers use the following methods: mentoring, carrot and stick
, order, vision and personal example.
Manco Mitevski concludes for Utrinski Vesnik that when elements of threat of global interests are noticed, the international strategists use the carrot and stick
When our political masters landed on league tables as a good way of driving up standards, value for money and quality of service, they were taking a carrot and stick
approach to curing a big headache.