Feeling underappreciated eats away at employees

Feeling underappreciated eats away at employees who shoulder hard projects on their own, moms who aren’t thanked for cleaning up after kids, and friends who feel like they always end up hosting. Lack of appreciation is an especially pernicious problem in the workplace—and it’s often overlooked. In fact, 65 percent of Americans say they received […]

Enable team to take risks

Nothing will make your team skittish faster than discouraging their attempts to take risks or failing to recognize when their attempts pay off. Give your people the power, permission, and invitation to be brave by affirming them in their work. As a leader, you are in the business of making people confident. And confidence is […]

Employees aren’t cogs

Your employees aren’t cogs in a corporate wheel. When people propel or exhibit the vision, give them credit. Thank them. Honor them. Encourage them.

Don’t blame the employee

Organizations rarely believe they’re to blame when an employee underperforms, but if the organization doesn’t provide the opportunity for success, it’s their fault when people falter.

Create Pride at Work

Of all the ways we can create moments of pride for others, the simplest is to offer them recognition. This is not employee of the month because this mostly just rotates. Not sales based, then some will never get it. What awesome thing can each person do? Catch them being good in their own way […]