A number of my clients ask if I have any suggestions about how to help people change that are just pretty rigid. I always point them to the same resource, a book called, Influencer: The Power to Change Anything. It offers a powerful model on how to impact change on a personal, team, organizational group level that is both proven and intuitive. [Read more…]
I often speak of the exponential power of recognition, and yet, the message gets lost because of the simplicity of it. The exponential power of recognition is when recognition catches you off guard and it’s a surprise. [Read more…]
In the words of my teenagers, today we’re going to be talking about “fails”. Recognition fails. Why do I want to share this with you when I normally try to speak about positive and solution focused topics? Well, to be frank, we are wasting time, energy and resources on some things that are not getting us any results. So, if we course correct then we can focus on the recognition approaches that retain our top talent, customers and reputation. [Read more…]
A common question I get asked is, “How do we have more peer-to-peer recognition happening in my organization?”
It’s a great question, because what we’re seeing happens very rarely. It’s seldom monitored and it’s hardly ever resourced, and yet, it is one of the most effective ways to be able to build a recognition culture. After all, there’s way more employees than there are leaders. Where will the great volume and impact happen? When we’re all recognizing each other! [Read more…]
Time and time again, I hear things like:
- How do we actually practice recognition in a way that’s fair?
- I have so much to do. I have too much on my plate.
- There’s no budget.
- My boss doesn’t recognize me.
And the list goes on. It’s disheartening. But more that than, it’s such a missed opportunity. The very reasons why folks feel they cannot recognize others are the very reasons they need to. So, let’s get real and overcome common roadblocks. [Read more…]
I had a colleague ask me, “What are the most innovative recognition practices you’ve been seeing in 2017?” I’ve listed a few that you may find helpful when creating a new strategy to implement in your organization. [Read more…]