Why Appreciation Matters

In today’s workplace, recognition is more important than it ever has been before. In fact, many people will work harder for recognition than they will for money. Behavior that is recognized and rewarded frequently gets repeated. As you can probably relate to, the better you feel about the work you do, the harder you tend to work. Research by O.C. Tanner recently found that 79% of employees who quit their job left because of a “lack of appreciation”. Finding ways to recognize, celebrate, and show your appreciation to people is paramount to creating a healthy organizational culture. Creating a culture

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Lead from Where You Are

Regardless of your title or position, you can lead from wherever you are. Here are a couple of important steps that will help you become a better leader: Be the Example to Model In leadership, your example is not the most important thing; it is the only thing. I call this exampleship. People will do what they see, not just what they hear. If you’re like me, you would rather watch a leader than to just listen to one. As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.” We frequently hear

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Leading Millennials, How to Develop and Inspire This Growing Workforce

With the new wave of employees hitting your HR departments and business with their new ways of working, thinking and expectations, it’s time to look at some best practices in leading millennials. So, how do we as company owners and business leaders work with, inspire and lead this growing workforce? Employers and business leaders who have the capacity to understand their motivations, interests, and concerns will have a head start in attracting and retaining the best talent. Millennials are the breed of internet natives, who require leadership which keeps up to speed with their requirements of ethical working conditions. They’re

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