Have a wonderful start of week ahead!!
Small words BIG thought!!!
Wherever you are, in your private life or in business, on top of the hierarchy or just beginning to climb up the ladder, you enjoy it when someone tells you "Good job!" But do you also play the reverse game? Do I hear you saying, "Didn't think of it" or "Have to focus on more important things"? With all due respect, you need to think again, because acknowledging a job well done is an incredibly powerful gesture that is greatly underestimated.
Everybody likes being appreciated and there are countless forms to express it, from "That was a great job – thank you!" to a simple, appreciative thank-you note, a little gift, an email after an interesting meeting, an extended birthday card. There are no limits to your imagination.
Allow me to mention two points that are important. Your praise must be honest, genuine and sincere – no phony talk. A snow job, lip service, and flattery get you nowhere and achieve the opposite. And the second point: your praise has to be timely and fresh, soon after the incident has happened. Waiting too long takes much of the power away. And if we say "Good job!" it make us feel good so isn't this another incentive?
How about voicing an unexpected "Thank you!" right now?
"It's never crowded along the extra mile."