Today’s reading is a short piece by Jeff Haden, “One Small Step for You – One Giant Leap for Employees”. Haden learned much of what he knows about management as he worked his way up the printing business from forklift driver to manager of a 250-employee book plant. The rest he picked up from ghost writing books for some of the smartest CEOs he knows in business.
In the article, Hayden provides two short personal stories of bosses he has had congratulating him on his work.
Take a moment to read the piece and then stop and reflect on how you praise your staff. If it’s not already your practice when you praise employees, make the effort to go where they work, congratulate them in front of their peers, let everyone see that whatever they accomplished is worthy of recognition. You likely have some people who worked really hard this summer getting ready for the fall whom you need to praise for their work. This will give you opportunities to practice this new skill.
Have a great week. . . . jim