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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
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