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