5 Ways to Maximize the Power of Symbols With Recognition

Symbols are powerful tools that have been used as a form of human language since the beginning of time.

Today, symbols in the workplace are best represented in brand and culture.

You can apply symbols to employee recognition practices and programs as well and draw upon their amazing emotional power.

Consider these 5 ways to maximize the power of your company symbols of recognition. (more…)

How to Use Powerful Stories to Engage Employees

I have always loved John P. Kotter’s book The Heart of Change and the significant statement he made with, “People change what they do less because they are given analysis that shifts their thinking than because they are shown a truth that influences their feelings.”

Sharing stories is an amazing way to show people the truth in any organization. When stories are well publicized they help influence people’s feelings and impact their beliefs, which in turn reinforces desired behavioral change and results. (more…)

Communicating with Leaders Using the “CNN Effect”

Ways to getting senior leader support for employee recognition



Exceptional senior leaders are foremost visionaries, whose mandate is to inspire other leaders to follow them to achieve specific goals. Their core responsibility is to produce results. Their bottom line is to increase business and generate a target income level, at a minimum cost and expense, to produce a healthy profit and a good return on investment for shareholders.

When educating senior leaders about the importance and power of recognition and rewards for achieving these business goals, it might be best to learn about and use what I call the “CNN Effect” to get the message across. (more…)