Every week I ask my direct reports to let me know specifically who they gave recognition to and why. I expect this from the leaders who work for me.
Gallup states that 20% of the U.S. workforce is disengaged. If you work in an environment where you’re ignored, disengagement rises to 45%. But if a colleague notices a single strength, our disengagement falls to 1%. More importantly I believe it is impossible to fully engage and optimize the skills of others until we are capable of recognizing their strengths.
- Character Move: Today …how about right now …write an email, a handwritten note, or personally connect with a colleague, highlighting a strength they have. Do it from the heart; no excuses. Do it now.
Deepak Chopra speaks of the importance of this in the video below.
Lead in the Triangle,