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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

Does Your Company Wear Its Culture?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, May 27, 2013

Do you display your company’s Core Values in your business?   Where?  Does everyone in your company to see them on a regular basis each day?  Do you have a War Room, or a public place where elements of your business like this, Strategy Statement, Core Purpose/Mission, Brand Promise are prominently on display?

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Topics: Core Values, Core Purpose, Grow: How Ideals Power Growth and Profit at the Wo, The Advantage, Business Culture, How to Motivate Employees

Positive Reinforcement & Employee Appreciation - How to Respond?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Nov 12, 2012

Many of our biggest issues in the workplace stem from a lack of appreciation of our fellow workers.  Just this past week one of my clients faced a challenging dilemma.  His team of support staff had put in an extraordinary amount of hours to reach a priority they’d set for the quarter.  They’d truly knocked the goal out of the park on one of their priorities while reaching 94% (goal was 100%) on another timeline that required them to get information to their clients on another.  The second priority wasn’t something that their customers were asking for however it was a benchmark everyone agreed upon to indicate their work was done without any loose ends. 

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Topics: employee performance, monthly meetings, positive reinforcement, How to Motivate Employees

Appreciation Or Progress Which Improves Employee Performance?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Jul 30, 2012

Recently I’ve had a lot to be thankful for (See Faith, Quantum Physics, and Stockdale Paradox and Lack of Discipline: Workaholism – Good News/Bad News).  I confess that there have been more than I few moments when I’ve broken down in tears sitting with my family or my wife simply because it feels so good to be home, to be with them and to know that the cancer that had been constantly challenging me is in remission. 

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Topics: employee performance, Patrick Lencioni, Organizational Health, The Advantage, How to Motivate Employees, human behavior performance

 

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