• How To Find Out What Your Leaders Think of Recognition

    Heading every organization is a senior leadership team. They play a critical role in providing strategic and operational leadership for your organization. And they also play an essential role in representing the organizational culture and showing wha [...]

  • Teaching People to Give Recognition Should Be Easy, Right?

    Recognition is such a positive thing to give and receive that you would think teaching people how to give recognition to others should be easy.  But different studies such as from Gallup show that only a third of employees ever receive recogniti [...]

  • How To Celebrate Your Amazing Employees During the COVID-19 Crisis

    In a recent recommendations list for dealing with the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis, I mentioned the need to “remember to celebrate” your many new employees working from home. Whether birthdays, career milestones, or going above and beyond, along w [...]

  • Let Your Leaders Know What It’s Like To Be Unrecognized

    Sometimes they just don’t get it, do they?You’ll hear a comment from a leader questioning the import of your wanting to create a recognition strategy. Another leader glosses over the latest engagement survey results and states that 56% percent [...]

  • How To Use “I” Talk Versus “You” Talk in Your Recognition

    Bad things can happen when you’re in the wrong place at the wrong time.Take the scenario of a young man I knew in his twenties making a quick purchase of snack foods and a pop at the local convenience store in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. Anot [...]