See it say it
When was the last time you said a good word to a co-worker, employee, spouse, son, or daughter?
- Don’t wait till later. See it say it.
- Describe the positive behavior you observed.
- Explain the impact on you, them, and others.
I saw you leave your station for a few minutes to help John complete his task. When you do that, it increases our productivity and that helps everyone. It makes my day better knowing you are ready to step in when needed. You’re important to our success. Thank you.
Johnny, I noticed that you picked up around the house. It sure makes our home more pleasant when you help keep things orderly. I want to be part of a happy family and you’re helping that happen. When your dad sees you picking up he realizes you are a responsible person that can be trusted.
See it say it. Why not take a walk about the office and when you see it, say the good word using the three ideas I listed above.
Leaders reach high by reinforcing positive behaviors.
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Do you feel that society in general hinders this idea as being your a kiss bottom or you are just making points.my boss never gives any compliments untill one Day He told his boss”he’s a really good worker” I admit it was a lifter!
Chuck, I do think that complimenting can be viewed as manipulation. It’s important for our positive comments to be sincere. I think the only way to do that is to keep seeing the good and saying it without expecting favors in return.
Old school leaders didn’t compliment much. I think that needs to change.