The Power of Appreciation

by Bill Mansell on March 1, 2009 | One Minute Motivators

“Thank you.”
“Great job!”
“Where did you learn to do that so well?”
“You’re #1 this week.”
“I really appreciate the extra effort you put into that.”
“High fives!!”

Think how you feel when someone makes one of these comments to you. Now think about your team members. Management surveys show that the most effective team leaders use frequent and honest appreciation. Let’s face it, we all have the tendency to point out mistakes and areas that need work. That’s how we get better. But, don’t forget to sprinkle it with sincere appreciation for the good we see. It will make a huge difference in the atmosphere of our workplace.

Bill Mansell is president of MindPerk, Inc., one of the web's largest resources for self improvement and business training. A dynamic speaker and success coach, Bill is the author of a weekly blog titled, One Minute Motivators. Bill helps companies and organizations inspire and motivate their team members to consistently achieve more. His contagious enthusiasm has helped people from all walks of life to reach and exceed their goals.

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