Category Archives: Praising

Top 10 Easy, No or Low Cost Ways to Tell Employees “Thank You”

Telling an employee “thank you” is one of the most simple and powerful ways to build trust, yet it doesn’t happen near enough in the workplace. Whenever I conduct trust workshops with clients and discuss the role that rewards and … Continue reading

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Dysfunctionally Connected Workplaces – 3 Ways to Build Trust and Human Connection

Never in history have we been so technologically connected to each other in the workplace. Email, instant message, text message, and social media have enabled us to be in constant and immediate communication with each other. Yet record numbers of … Continue reading

Posted in Communication, Connectedness, Engagement, Leadership, Management, Praising, Trust | 13 Comments

Most People Don’t Under-Perform, They’re Under-Led – 5 Ways Leaders Sabotage Performance

Not too many people get out of bed in the morning, head in to work, and say to themselves “I’m really looking forward to screwing up today!” Sure, there are always a few bad apples with horrible attitudes that seem … Continue reading

Posted in Coaching, Feedback, Goal Setting, Leadership, Management, Performance Management, Praising, Trust | 39 Comments

Seven Gifts for Every Leader This Christmas

Santa is making his list and checking it twice. He’s going to find out which leaders have been naughty or nice. Actually, I think any person willing to step into a position of leading and managing others deserves whatever he/she … Continue reading

Posted in Apology, Dependability, Humor, Leadership, Learning, Praising, Purpose, Relationships, Santa Claus, Stress, Trust, Trust Boosters, Trust Busters | 17 Comments

No Leadership Fear: Five Guidelines to Deliver Feedback for Results

Giving effective feedback on behavior or performance strikes fear in the heart of many leaders. This past week I spoke on this topic at the Ken Blanchard College of Business at Grand Canyon University, and when I asked audience members … Continue reading

Posted in Challenging Conversations, Coaching, Fear, Feedback, Leadership, Praising, Relationships, Reprimands, Trust | 10 Comments