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And The Reward Goes To?… Giving Recognition

Kouzes and Posner state that “getting extraordinary things done in organizations is hard work. People become exhausted, frustrated, and disenchanted”. So encouraging the heart of your team is a very important past of being a leader. It’s about inspiring others with courage and hope.  One of the ways to do this is to show genuine appreciation for a job well done. Making them feel like heroes.

When was the last time you gave a positive “high five” to someone? When was the last time you received one? What is the 3 – 1 ratio, and are you doing it? Watch this week’s Vlog post to find out….

John K Whitehead & Associates coaches individuals and organizations in becoming more effective by helping them improve their interpersonal communications, emotional intelligence, and resiliency.

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“I Appreciate the Job You Are Doing!”

This week’s vlog continues our series looking at the final practice in Kouzes & Posner’s book The Leadership Challenge, Encourage the Heart. This practice is all about recognizing and appreciating staff, their skills and the abilities they bring to their roles! How often do you recognize, compliment and reward your team?

John K Whitehead & Associates coaches individuals and organizations in becoming more effective by helping them improve their interpersonal communications, emotional intelligence, and resiliency.

You can read my blog at http://johnkwhitehead.ca

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Encourage the Heart: Recognition is the key

We’ve come to the final practice, the final practice in Kouzes and Posner’s, The Leadership Challenge. Over the last number of weeks, I have been going through the different practices, the five practices, and then the six behaviors that go with each of those practices. And now we come to the final one which is encourage the heart. And for me, this is the fun one. Recognizing and rewarding those we work with. In this week’s vlog we explore a couple of ways of doing that…

 

 

John K Whitehead & Associates coaches individuals and organizations in becoming more effective by helping them improve their interpersonal communications, emotional intelligence, and resiliency.

You can read my blog at http://johnkwhitehead.ca

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Are You Allowing Your Team Members to Grow?

Leaders who make extraordinary things happen in their organizations ensure that people grow in their jobs by learning news skills and developing themselves. What to know more on how you might be able to accomplish this? Watch this week’s vlog post and then let me know what you think

John K Whitehead & Associates coaches individuals and organizations in becoming more effective by helping them improve their interpersonal communications, emotional intelligence, and resiliency.

You can read my blog at http://johnkwhitehead.ca

If you have enjoyed reading these posts, please Follow Me – and if you sign up for my Blog I will send you a copy of my eBook, “What Are These Things Called Soft Skills?”

Enabling Others to Act: Give others the opportunity to find their own solutions

This is not easy. As the boss you may believe it is your job, your responsibility to come up with, and then implement solutions to problems. That’s the difference between being a “boss” and being a “leader” – a “boss” commands and controls, a leader gets others involved, encourages and shares ideas, create an environment of commitment. Why is this not easy? Ego maybe? The expectations of others higher up in the organization? However, creating an environment where you enable others to act, create collaboration, getting the team involved and you act more of a coach can lead to a supercharged, productive environment. My thoughts anyway in this video….

 

John K Whitehead & Associates coaches individuals and organizations in becoming more effective by helping them improve their interpersonal communications, emotional intelligence, and resiliency.

You can read my blog at http://johnkwhitehead.ca

If you have enjoyed reading these posts, please Follow Me – and if you sign up for my Blog I will send you a copy of my eBook, “What Are These Things Called Soft Skills?”