Blog contributed by Pamela Jett, communications skills and leadership expert
We’ve all heard the adage “what gets rewarded, gets repeated.” As leaders, giving intentional praise is one of the easiest, if not the easiest, ways to reward employees. The key is to offer intentional praise in addition to the “off the cuff” or “on the fly” praise (which is still very powerful and important). Here are some tips to make your praise intentional:
How a leader communicates praise is vital. Decide to be intentional. Decide to start today. Decide to find one thing worth praising before the day is done, and you will be well of your way to boosting performance, even with difficult employees.
Pamela Jett is a communication skills and leadership expert who knows that words matter! In her keynote presentations, workshops, books and online learning programs, she moves beyond communication theory into practical strategies that can be implemented immediately to create the kind of leadership, teamwork, and employee engagement results her clients want.