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151 Quick Ideas to Inspire Your Staff by Jerry R. Wilson

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Celebrate: Turn Little Times Into Big Ones
Have you ever heard someone complain about getting too much praise, recognition, or positive feedback? I doubt it. Most of us both need and want to feel appreciated in the work we do. Survey after survey has shown that one failure of managers, supervisors, and leaders was not giving enough positive feedback.
Big Al, as he was known, ran a series of warehouses and was both highly successful and well respected as a businessperson. At a meeting he was talking about his secrets of inspiring people and he shared one nugget that has proven to be a powerful tool for inspiring people. His wisdom was to make big times out of little ones. You don’t always have to achieve major successes to praise an employee. ...

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