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Raise Your Team’s Sense of Self-Worth

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Aug 10, 2015

A 14 hour travel day can get pretty boring even if you sprinkle in the occasional joke, predictable encounter with rude motorist, and share it with family members.  This past week I traveled to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to scratch off an item from my bucket list: Gettysburg Battlefield.  On the way there I unleashed a practice on my two sons I’d learned in Dale Carnegie training many years back. It is absolutely guaranteed to raise the self-esteem of the people who participate. 

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Topics: Employee Recognition, People, People/Relationship Drivers, human behavior, human behavior performance, superior human relations

Positive Reinforcement - Attention

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Jan 29, 2015

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Topics: Employee Feedback, employee engagement, Employee Recognition, employee performance, positive reinforcement, Psychology of Achievement

Steps 3 & 4: Positive Reinforcement: “Make Others Feel Important"

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Jan 22, 2015

How can you make people feel important?  What benefits do you receive by doing so?

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Topics: Employee Feedback, employee engagement, Employee Recognition, Business Growth, employee performance, positive reinforcement, Psychology of Achievement, Brian Tracy

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 – Focus Praise on Behaviors

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Jul 7, 2014

On my laptop that I frequently take to client meetings is a picture of my family including my wife, Michelle.  Occasionally I get compliments on how attractive she and my family is.  I often relay this to her and I frequently tell her how attractive she is.

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Topics: Employee Feedback, Employee Recognition, employee performance, People, positive reinforcement, best practices of growth companies, human behavior, How to Motivate Employees, human behavior performance

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

Quarterly Meeting Review – Analyze Success and Failures

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Jan 27, 2014

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Topics: quarterly meetings, Employee Recognition, Accountability, employee performance, success criteria, Meetings a Cadence of Accountability

T-Day – Don’t Forget the Importance of Employee Recognition

Posted by Douglas Wick on Sat, Sep 7, 2013

Too often we get so involved in our business working to get ahead that we forget to celebrate moments of victory.  We don’t take time to reflect on what we accomplish.  We miss moments of renewal, celebration, and recognition.  These are valuable reminders of our success.  These raise morale, help us to pause and reflect on what it takes to achieve.  These are moments to shine the spotlight on people who have gone beyond normal dedication and commitment to achieve remarkable performance.

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Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, Employee Recognition, positive reinforcement, Bone Marrow Transplant, Michelle Wick

Positive Reinforcement – Frequency Required

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Aug 19, 2013

In Bringing out the Best In People, Aubrey Daniels points out that the greatest issue with managers is not that they don’t understand the need for reinforcement and recognition, they simply don’t understand the amount of reinforcement required to create peak performance and a high performance organization. 

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Topics: Employee Recognition, employee performance, Aubrey Daniels, positive reinforcement

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

 

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