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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
4 ways recognition builds employee personal brands and business success

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
How do you recognize your talented employees?

Heroes, champions, role models. There are times when someone goes above and beyond the call of duty. Maybe she's the most reliable and consistent member of the team. Or perhaps he came...

David Bator
By David Bator
on July 20, 2017
3 Strategies for Communicating Corporate Values

Are you looking for ideas around launching and communicating corporate values as part of a new culture program? Or perhaps you'd like to breathe new life into your existing values? 

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David Bator
By David Bator
on June 5, 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
How employee recognition in SharePoint turned applause into ovation

And helped three organizations become one

When three organizations merged to form Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS), growing pains were unavoidable. Tripartite systems and...

Steven Green
By Steven Green
on January 27, 2017
Faint Praise: An Employee Recognition Program Post-Mortem

I sat down for a coffee with an HR Director who contacted me about their ailing employee recognition program.

By ailing I mean mostly dead. It had started well, they said. But...

Steven Green
By Steven Green
on January 19, 2017
3 ways an employee recognition program helps managers be better managers

Managing people isn't easy. According to Peter Drucker, the job of a manager is divided into 5 basic tasks: setting objectives, organizing, motivating and communicating, measuring, and...

Elysha Ames
By Elysha Ames
on December 6, 2016
How to leverage your recognition program for short-term campaigns

At one company, March marks Environment Month. The month is dedicated to encouraging employees to protect the environment, with the campaign being led by a small team within the...

Elysha Ames
By Elysha Ames
on November 2, 2016
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