it is a strategy meeting, planning meeting, or procurement meeting, there is
something special that happens when you have your executive champion present in
the room with the rest of your recognition committee.
administering, monitoring, and planning the day-to-day aspects of recognition
practices and programs, requires constant vigilance, self-discipline, and
persistence on your part with supporting recognition throughout the
reason you periodically want a senior leader in a recognition strategy or
steering committee meeting, is because they can help you align recognition with
the business strategy and give you the vision of where they see recognition
supporting organizational strategic initiatives.
of the following benefits of having a senior leader in your meetings.
Allen Saunders, an American writer and journalist first coined the line “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans,” back in a 1957 Reader’s Digest article.
Sometimes this happens to you and I who work in the recognition space. Things will happen at work by people that negatively disrupts the good you are busy planning with your recognition programs and initiatives.
And nothing is worse than when it is a leader who is the disruptor of your recognition programs and plans.
Consider these tactics for handling the inevitable negative, disruptive leader.
Last Thursday, I was standing at the boarding gate in Toronto Airport waiting to board my WestJet flight to Calgary.
I saw this man in a suit, who went around and shook hands with all of the WestJet staff members as he went forward to board the same flight. I even saw one employee ask for a minute of his time as they walked together down the passenger boarding bridge.
Hmm? Was this the WestJet president and CEO, Ed Sims? (more…)