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Recognition, Appreciation, and Celebration
Celebration is the Pause that Refreshes
The relentless drive for ever-higher performance often leaves us too exhausted to enjoy what we have achieved. We, as leaders, must learn to break the endless improvement journey into a series of short exciting trips by celebrating and savoring our successes.
Cheer Leaders Inspire Others
Effective leaders understand the power of sincere recognition, genuine appreciation, and celebration. These are what provide the atmosphere of encouragement that develops confidence and builds on strengths.
Exception is A Poor Rule
Effective leaders build an atmosphere of accomplishment and pride through recognition and appreciation within the organization.
How to Make Effort Rewarding
A high level of employee involvement leads to the creation of an effective reward and recognition program.
Leaders Energize and Inspire
We are either part of the energy problem or part of its solution. There is no neutral zone. We are either net takers or net contributors of energy to others. We need to ask those we're trying to lead or influence about our energy leadership. Highly effective leaders energize others. That energy mobilizes people to action.
Pathways and Pitfalls to Giving Personal Recognition and Appreciation
Effective reward and recognition is an integrated process, not a bolt-on program. Discover the Giving Personal Recognition and Appreciation approaches that can help you to avoid the pitfalls and pave your organization's pathway to success.
Personal Recognition and Appreciation is an Inside Job
Effective reward and recognition is an integrated process, not a bolt-on program. Discover the Personal Recognition and Appreciation approaches that can help you to avoid the pitfalls and pave your pathway to success.
Recognition and Appreciation Inspires and Energizes
Only two groups of people thrive on sincere recognition and genuine appreciation — men and woman. Highly effective leaders give recognition and appreciation up, down, and across the organization and within and among teams and team members.
Recognition Do's and Don'ts to Inspire and Energize
Whose needs are your recognition and reward systems designed to serve? What are the goals? Are they to manipulate, control, and "motivate?" Or do they build an atmosphere of helpfulness, appreciation, and high energy? How do you know? As with beauty, quality, or customer service, reward and recognition are in the eyes of the beholder.
Reward and Recognition Pathways and Pitfalls
Discover the Reward and Recognition approaches that can help you to avoid the pitfalls and pave your organization's pathway to success.
Reward and Recognition Reinforce Paternalism or Partnerships
The big differences with reward and recognition approaches have to do with how they're used. Making them shallow and crass will threaten to swing attention away from the meaningful issues of principles and purpose, and move to self-interest and selfishness.
The Power of Recognition, Appreciation, and Celebration
Highly effective leaders energize others by noticing and recognizing the field of wheat. They thank, appreciate, recognize, and celebrate accomplishments. We all draw a lot of energy from sincere recognition and honest appreciation.
Weak Leaders Try to Use Money as a Motivator
Pay gets people to show up for work but money is rarely an effective rallying point for high performance. Concentrate on building a culture of success and forward momentum with lots of recognition and appreciation for everyone's contributions.
Management versus Leadership
Vision, Values, and Purpose
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Measurement and Feedback
Education and Communication
Innovation and Organizational Learning
Training and Development
Recognition, Appreciation, and Celebration
Personal Vision, Values, and Purpose
Attitude and Outlook
Personal Integrity and Values Alignment
Passion, Commitment, and Self-Discipline
Deepening Spirit, Meaning, and Purpose
Personal Growth and Continuous Improvement
Communicating, Motivating, and Influencing
Building Team Vision, Values, and Purpose
Serving, Influencing, and Leading Upward
Fostering Openness and Transparency
Employee Engagement and Empowerment
Building Team Spirit
Coaching and Developing
Removing Obstacles & Energy Drains