The Value of Abundant Praise at Work

A women being celebrated at an office meeting

A senior-level leader once told me she wasn’t one to give much praise so she needed to hire someone who didn’t need that.  So, finding someone with a high level of self-confidence went on my list of have-to-have characteristics of the candidates.  However, it got me thinking, is praise only for those with low self-confidence?…

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How Boasting Benefits Can Win You Top Talent

Finding talented people for your team is critical to the success of your organization.  In this tough labor market, how do you stand out from the crowd of competitors vying for the candidate you want? One easy way is to promote the employee benefits you provide. In the race to post and fill an open…

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3 Powerful Ways Supervisors Nurture Big Creativity at Work

The activities that have made your organization successful in the past are likely not the same activities that will ensure it thrives in the future. As people responsible for the productivity of others, supervisors can, at times, see how their teams are limited by what is in place today. Thinking beyond what is in place…

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7 Amazingly Simple Ways for Supervisors to Build Trust

I don’t believe that “rah-rah” speeches motivate people.  In my experience, the more effective route is to hire people who are intrinsically motivated to do great work and then do everything possible not to de-motivate them. Few things demotivate people faster than working with a supervisor they don’t trust. Why is trust so important?  When…

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