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Why Your People Say, “You Can’t Measure What I Do”

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Sep 4, 2017

I’m on vacation this week so I’m republishing a couple of blogs I feel have the greatest value and interest.  This particular blog is on measurement and is based on a chapter in one of my favorite authors and books, Aubrey Daniels’ Bringing Out the Best in People.

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Topics: measurement, Aubrey Daniels, Bringing Out the Best In People, positive reinforcement, People, People Development

Positive Reinforcement - Attention

Posted by Douglas A 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 A 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

A Grateful Christmas

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Wed, Dec 24, 2014

This past week my wife Michelle visited some friends in the St. Petersburg/Tampa Bay area and attended the Packer-Buccaneer game on Sunday.

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Topics: positive reinforcement, Give and Take, appreciation, Michelle Wick, Mom, reward and recognition

Attitude of Gratitude – Happy Thanksgiving

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Tue, Nov 25, 2014

Thanksgiving is just two days away.  The holiday means this will be my only blog this week.  I thought instead of providing Liz Wiseman’s Growth Summit presentation on Rookie Smarts I’d take a chapter from your previous book Multipliers and send a message on thankfulness.  

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Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, positive reinforcement, Gratitude and Recognition, appreciation, Thankful

Confidence Part II

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Tue, Sep 2, 2014

We spoke on confidence before in Where Does Confidence Come From? Giving Positive Reinforcement.  A reader posted a comment to LinkedIn reminding me of another place where confidence comes from.

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Topics: quarterly meetings, Coach Advisor, Catalyst, positive reinforcement, confidence, mentor

Where Does Confidence Come From? Giving Positive Reinforcement

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Aug 21, 2014

What happens to your brain, when it gets to think about something hard?

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Topics: Employee Feedback, employee engagement, positive reinforcement, confidence, precision and specificity

Positive Reinforcement – Focus Praise on Behaviors

Posted by Douglas A 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

Give and Take – What About Giver Burnout?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jun 30, 2014

Givers fall into two groups, selfless and otherish behavior.

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Topics: Business Growth, People, positive reinforcement, Best Business Practices, Give and Take

Combat Negativity with Discipline

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Apr 3, 2014

As most of you may know a little over two years ago I was projected to be another statistic of cancer.  With very slim odds (less than 10% initially) through some miraculous events my Acute Myeloid Leukemia found its way into remission. I received a bone marrow transplant from a generous donor in September of 2012.  The road back hasn’t been easy. While my healing may be remarkable, in many ways this achievement may not be as difficult as what each of you face each and every day.  Rather than diminish what was accomplished, this is to elevate what you and every other person on the planet faces as you work to accomplish each day.  

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Topics: Discipline, Strategic Discipline, Switch, Discipline Plan, positive reinforcement

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