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Employees Must Make a Difference – Aubrey Daniels (Atlanta Growth Summit)

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Jun 20, 2016

“Employee’s Must Make a Difference!” Aubrey Daniels, Bringing Out the Best In People author and Scaling Up Fortune sponsored Growth Summit speaker.

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Topics: Bringing Out the Best In People, People, Aubrey Daniels, Growth Summit, Execution, Postiive Reinforcement

Positive Reinforcement: 4 Steps to “Make Others Feel Important” (1&2)

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Jan 19, 2015

When I last addressed positive reinforcement and superior human relationships in To Improve Your Relationships Improve This in early December I promised to provide four steps to help make others feel important.  These are from my notes Brian Tracy’s “The Psychology of Achievement” taken many years ago. 

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Topics: Bringing Out the Best In People, Employee Recognition, employee performance, People, Aubrey Daniels, Multipliers, performance, First Break All the Rules, Psychology of Achievement

Positive Reinforcement Multiplies Through Your Organization

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Jan 30, 2014

Let me ask you a question: Are you the problem?

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Topics: Bringing Out the Best In People, Employee Recognition, employee performance, positive reinforcement, human behavior performance

Positive Reinforcement: How Much in Your Company’s is Contingent?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Aug 12, 2013

How often have you wanted to believe that “hard work pays off?” 

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Topics: Bringing Out the Best In People, employee performance, Aubrey Daniels, positive reinforcement

Human Behavior – One Size Doesn’t Fit All

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Aug 8, 2013

Each of us is different.  We are not all motivated by the same thing.  It’s a lesson that Aubrey Daniels consistently reinforces in Bringing Out the Best in People.  It’s the reason managing people is so challenging.  It requires thoughtful observation, persistent communication and enduring energy to discover and maintain relationships that support and encourage your people to be their best each day.

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Topics: Bringing Out the Best In People, employee performance, positive reinforcement, human behavior

4 Rules of Positive Reinforcement

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Aug 5, 2013

The behavior of people is the only way anything is accomplished in business.  Organizational accomplishment is dependent on behavior.  Improvements in quality, increases in productivity, or creativity are the result of asking people to change.

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Topics: Bringing Out the Best In People, Employee Recognition, employee performance, positive reinforcement

The Sandwich – Not Positive Reinforcement

Posted by Douglas Wick on Sun, Oct 7, 2012

Most of us enjoy a good sandwich.  You probably even have your favorite sandwich, and favorite place to eat it.  A favorite method of constructive criticism that is widely taught in basic supervisory training is called the “sandwich.” 

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Topics: Bringing Out the Best In People, Aubrey Daniels, positive reinforcement, human behavior

Verbal Eraser Destroys Positive Reinforcement

Posted by Douglas Wick on Wed, Oct 3, 2012

Have you ever had your spouse, a supervisor or manager say something like the following to you?  “Doug you did a great job on …., but you really need to work on…...” 

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Topics: Bringing Out the Best In People, Aubrey Daniels, meeting rhythms, positive reinforcement

Re-Think Common Sense as a Management Tool

Posted by Douglas Wick on Sun, Sep 30, 2012

Maybe it’s because my first measurement of my common sense came from a personality test designed to evaluate my sales capabilities and it exposed me as being naive.  Naiveté is the exact description for what I had in their test.  In the Objective Management Group of Sales Evaluations we use today (much more scientific) this measurement might have been classified as being too trusting of clients (believe prospects are honest) or not asking hard questions, which is a Hidden Weakness for Record Collection and Emotional Involvement.  

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Topics: Bringing Out the Best In People, employee performance, Aubrey Daniels, scientific knowledge, common sense

Three Sources of Positive Reinforcement and One You’re Overlooking

Posted by Douglas Wick on Wed, Sep 26, 2012

We’ve discussed positive reinforcement many times in this blog including my last one on Grandma’s Rule and How the Best Managers and Leaders Deliver Positive Reinforcement

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Topics: Bringing Out the Best In People, Aubrey Daniels, positive reinforcement, Management-Related Reinforcement

 

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