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Question of the Week

Who would benefit from you verbalizing your appreciation today?

The Question of the Week is offered to increase awareness of one’s personal leadership practices and encourage experimentation with creative alternatives.

2 Responses to “Question of the Week”

  1. Bradley J Moore Says:

    This simply doesn’t happen enough, at work anyways. I have been working with a few teams in our company discussing solutions to “Employee Engagement” and it comes up over and over – people just need to feel appreciated. And our managers/supervisors are so caught up in hitting performance targets that all the employees hear about is what’s not right. How hard can it be to tell someone that they’ve done good work? That they’re appreciated? We just don’t bother.
    I know that I am going to be doing this more.
    Thanks for the encouragement.

  2. Karl Edwards Says:

    Bradley, I think appreciation doesn’t happen because leaders don’t really believe there is a measurable human component in work. People are considered the “soft” side of business. They are in fact the “hard fact” to which leaders have turned a negligent blind eye.
    These leaders try to cover their tracks with bold talk of missed targets, that, incidentally, are everyone’s fault except their own. (Another deadly blind spot.)
    Humans come alive at work when their contribution is recognized, appreciated and empowered. (Too bad those are the three things leaders fear most.)

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