If there is one thing I’ve learned about giving meaningful and effective recognition to others, is the fact that it must be authentic. Both the recognition and the giver must be real.
Imagine the positive influence that can come when a people-leader has learned to be authentic as an individual and a recognizer of others.
Let’s explore how a leader can become authentic and a real recognition giver, too.
If you’ve rarely received positive feedback or expressions of affection from your family growing up, then you may have a hard time giving recognition in the workplace.
Or perhaps you were not the most stellar athlete at school and did not have top academic marks warranting any special awards.
When you haven’t received much recognition as a child, youth or young adult, you can easily lack confidence in acknowledging and praising those you work with.
That’s when giving people recognition ends up as another item on the “To Do” list that never gets done.
You can almost fear giving people recognition.
Today I will give you some pointers on how you can gain confidence to overcome your fears. I will show you how to give meaningful praise and recognition. (more…)