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    THE 5 LANGUAGES OF APPRECIATION IN THE WORKPLACE: EMPOWERING ORGANIZATIONS BY ENCOURAGING PEOPLE BY GARY CHAPMAN AND PAUL WHITE The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People, by Gary Chapman and Pa [...]

  • Top 10 Valuable Ways to Lift Your Travel Incentives

    Top 10 Valuable Ways to Lift Your Travel Incentives New York April 2016 Published by: Incentive magazine [...]

  • People Artistry

    For those of you who don’t know my good friend David Zinger, he is a very remarkable man. Based in Winnipeg, he founded the Employee Engagement Network. Please see Today, David hosts over 6,300 members on the Employe [...]

  • Why You Need a Recognition Strategy

    Having a well defined recognition strategy is the first and arguably the most important element of Recognition Professionals International’s (RPI) Seven Best Practice Standards. Why? Simply put, recognition programs which do not align with over [...]


    How to Improve Performance Through Integrity, Trust, and Commitment by Frank K. Sonnenberg I recently read the second edition of Frank K. Sonnenberg’s book Managing with a Conscience: How to Improve Performance Through Integrity, Trust, And Commit [...]

  • What do Software and Recognition Have in Common?

    You would never buy a computer without software. Everyone knows that software is absolutely essential to making your computer work. Without it your cool looking piece of hardware just wouldn't work. The same holds true with reward programs. If the [...]

  • My Brother’s Firsts

    My brother Stephen is a pretty amazing guy. He has a lot of firsts attached to his name. Let me explain... When I was a teenager I tried my hand at competitive swimming. When I saw my efforts tank (pun intended) I took up water polo as a sport.  [...]

  • Loyalty Tastes Very Good!

    I first met Jean Marcotte 15 years ago when he became Rideau’s bank manager while working for RBC Financial Group. Jean was in his late twenties and came from the beautifulSaguenay region of Quebec.  At the end of the 90’s Jean left RBC and joi [...]

  • Misconceived Recognition: Knowing the Whole Story

    Not knowing everything about how an outcome was achieved can result in giving one person acknowledgment for what we thought they had done or solely contributed to. This means not knowing what is going on can get us into trouble by recognizing the wr [...]


    Safe Harbor aims to harmonize data privacy practices in the protection of personal data. Customer privacy and confidentiality is a high priority at Rideau as we have always maintained a policy of protecting our customers’ personal information. Ri [...]