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An Idea A Day by David Thompson

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LEADERSHIP

RECOGNIZE PEOPLE

Jonathan Gifford

NOTHING BINDS PEOPLE to a leader more effectively than a personal connection; a proof that the leader recognizes individuals and values their input.

Leaders should try to get to know as many of their team as possible. Being recognized and addressed by name makes people feel valued and appreciated.

The idea

The great French general, Napoleon Bonaparte, later to become Emperor of France, inspired fanatical loyalty from his army. He was quick to reward conspicuous acts of bravery and feats of arms, often making immediate promotions and awards on the battlefield itself. It was said that he never forgot ...

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