Many companies and organizations set themselves up with recognition and reward programs aimed at recognizing employees without putting thought behind why they do so. To quote Simon Sinek from his thought-provoking book, Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action: “There are only two ways to influence human behavior: you can manipulate […] Read more… Read More»
One of the most frequent questions asked when I’m consulting a business is: Should you show appreciation to someone who isn’t performing well? Tension exists in the world of recognition, employee engagement, and appreciation. There are differences of opinion on the relationship between an employee’s performance and when, or how, you recognize them. Should you recognize an employee if they aren’t doing well in all areas of performance?… Read More»
Every organization’s most valuable asset is the same: its employees. Motivating employees to do a great job is extremely important, but it is easier said than done. The following infographic offers an overview of building engagement and enhancing productivity. Recognizing employee performance is the best way to increase productivity, and improve workforce engagement and retention. The infographic is a complete guide to employee recognition programs…. Read More»
Not all forms of Employee Recognition are created equal. Here are five suggestions that will help you to execute employee recognition in a manner that will be meaningful, effective, and inspirational…. Read More»
Recently, many big companies have dumped their annual performance reviews, with some fanfare, but getting rid of an annoying process is only half the battle. Remember the process was put in place for a reason…. Read More»
It’s time to take a fresh look at your company’s performance reviews and take control of this essential piece of the employer/employee relationship…. Read More»
What does it take to be a really great giver of recognition in the workplace, or anywhere for that matter?… Read More»
It’s quite simple: being visible helps you achieve your goals.
People prefer to work with people they’re familiar with. That familiarity doesn’t have to be based on impressive and daring feats; it can come from simple exposure. You, your name, and your work need to be visible to your peers, to your boss, to your boss’s boss, to casual observers, to industry experts, to anyone who goes looking for you or your area of expertise on the Internet, etc.
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Graceful service is an assertion, not a response. It is an attitude, not a tactic. We get a glimpse when we witness a “random act of kindness.” But service full of grace is not random; it is perpetual…. Read More»
We all have two lives – the life we live and the life we want. In the latter, we imagine an idealized version of ourselves; swaggering through life with a powerful, self-assured confidence. But life is never quite so simple…. Read More»