The Right (And Wrong) Way To Praise Employees

Inc - November 18, 2013

Your intentions are good, but the way you're currently going about praising your team could be doing more harm than good. Read »

The Delicate Art Of Giving Feedback

HBR - March 29, 2013

If you want to be successful as a manager, you need to be able to give both praise and criticism. Praise is easier to give, but criticism can be essential, too. Read »

Great Bosses Praise In Specifics

Inc. - February 4, 2013

Don't just say, 'Nice work!' Psychologist Carole Dweck emphasizes the need to compliment the specific effort employees put in. Read »

One Huge Step Every Great Boss Takes

Inc. - January 11, 2013

Every time you praise an employee, be the one who takes the step. Be the one who makes the effort. Go where she works. Congratulate him in front of his peers. Read »

The Best Ways To Praise Your Employees - December 19, 2012

On a scale of 1 to 10 — no negative numbers allowed — how would you rate a previous boss’s skill at recognizing, praising and rewarding your hard work and achievement? Let me guess: Would you give them a two or... Read »

5 Ways You Can Praise Employees

Entrepreneur - November 14, 2012

To reap the rewards of a kind word or two, here are five ways to easily incorporate performance-boosting praise into your organization. Read »

How To Deal With Positive Praise

Art Petty - August 6, 2012

Experienced leaders know that the highest form of praise that they can receive is watching those that they’ve supported go on to successful roles and careers. Read »

3 Times When Praise Can Be A Bad Thing

LeaderChat - April 16, 2012

There are three times when it is not appropriate to praise someone. In fact, praising in any of these three instances will often end up doing more harm than good. Read »

5 Myths About Giving Praise

Great Leadership - March 29, 2012

  • “You can overdo it.”
  • “It’s easy!”
  • “It’s all about technique.”
  • “Not everyone needs or wants praise.”
  • “It takes too much time."
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    12 Important Ways To Let People Know They Matter

    Angela Maiers - November 18, 2011

    When I think of people who made the biggest impact in my life, it was not their expertise or accomplishments that provided me with the direction, guidance and reassurance I needed to accomplish my goals. It was their sincere... Read »

    The Right Way To Praise Employees

    CBS - November 11, 2011

    Many companies see employee recognition as a program or process that can be quantified, codified, and monitored. That's why a lot of formal recognition programs quickly sputter and die. It's easy to spot an insincere, pro... Read »

    Stop Praising Your Team So Much

    BNET - September 20, 2011

    The self-esteem movement held that if you praise kids a lot and give them all prizes for everything (”everyone’s a winner”), you will make them more capable. But while it is true that expectations influence outcomes,... Read »