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How Employee Recognition Can Make You a Better Leader

 What is it that makes a good leader? Is it the ability to set a direction? The drive to focus on results? The vision to promote innovation? Or is it possibly the skill to find people and empower them to do all of the above?

Advertising pioneer David Ogilvy once said “If you always hire people who are bigger than you are, we shall become a company of giants.” He believed that true leaders hired the best people they could find and then got out of their way.

You can’t get great results just by leaving employees to their own devices. Recognizing the achievements of your staff is the engine that drives real success.

“The higher up you go, the more important it is to celebrate the achievements of others,” said David Novak at the Novak Leadership Speaker Series at University of Missouri. Novak is currently the CEO of oGo Lead, and former CEO of YUM!Brands.

Novak tells about a time early in his career when he wanted to fire an employee that he saw as a liability. But after talking about the matter with his supervisor Novak talked with the employee, saw his potential and ended up with a top performer. Recognizing an employee’s strengths, it turns out, is a great way to build up your team.

Steven Green
By Steven Green
on November 26, 2018
   
How Employee Recognition Can Make You a Better Leader

 What is it that makes a good leader? Is it the ability to set a direction? The drive to focus on results? The vision to promote innovation? Or is it possibly the skill to find people...

Steven Green
By Steven Green
on November 26, 2018
TemboSocial and Engage Dialog announce partnership

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Steven Green
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The other day I came across a picture that struck me as funny but also a little sad. It was a picture of a typical Employee Suggestion Box...only it was attached directly to a paper...

Steven Green
By Steven Green
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What do you do first thing when you get to work? If your answer is “check your email” you know what it’s like to fall down the rabbit hole. Email messages drive your attention to very...

Steven Green
By Steven Green
on October 17, 2018
How Sharepoint Can Help You Define Employee Engagement

We've been talking recently about how your enterprise portal can be a gateway to dialog with your workforce. When employees know that they can share their opinions and be heard by senior...

Steven Green
By Steven Green
on October 10, 2018
3 common failings of formal awards programs

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Steven Green
By Steven Green
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An employee’s personal brand is the sum of their work contributions, large and small. Encouraging employees to develop their personal brands through social recognition has a powerful...

Steven Green
By Steven Green
on August 16, 2017
Culture in 8 words

Culture has become a term that we wave at  companies like a geiger counter. Are they healthy or radioactive?  

“Uber has a sexist brogrammer culture.”

“Zappos is so concerned with...

Steven Green
By Steven Green
on March 16, 2017
What is Social Recognition?

Social Recognition is the process of providing employees with the tools to create meaningful relationships with each other. By empowering them to celebrate the successes and behaviours...

Steven Green
By Steven Green
on February 21, 2017
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