A reminder of well-researched facts from Chip and Dan Heath (The Power of Moments) that indicate leaders dramatically underinvest in effective recognition:
- 80% of supervisors say they frequently express appreciation, while less than 20% of employees agree
- Effective recognition is personal, not programmatic
- A small investment of effort yields a huge reward for the recipient
- Moments of pride commemorate people’s achievements
Apply what you have been reminded of here today. Authentically praising others is a lift for you as well. We shouldn’t become so distracted that we lose the habit of regularly and genuinely recognizing others.