Recognizing Other’s Efforts Can Go A Long Way!

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I was working at my first job out of university and was having a blast. But it was tough –  long hours, cold weather and demanding work. I was on an awesome team and learned a lot every day.

I don’t remember if I received an annual performance review, but I remember being at the office one day thinking,

“I wonder if my boss thinks I am doing a good job?”

Within a few days a co-worker came up to me and said that the manager had mentioned to him that I was doing a great job.

To this day, I still remember the incredible feeling of satisfaction. It was instant validation for all the hard work that I had put in. The funny thing was that it was not even said directly to me!

You can make a difference with your team or coworkers.

  • A simple thank you
  • A pat on the back
  • A special mention at a meeting
  • Treat them to lunch or  a refreshment after work
  • You could even get wild and crazy and let them leave early on a hot summer’s day!

None of this is reinventing the wheel. People just want to be recognized for their efforts. Making them feel appreciate will go along way for them sticking around and having long prosperous careers with your organization.

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About Tim Mushey

Dynamic and energized sales rep, mentor and leader since 1999. This blog will be about sales, social networking, personal branding, leadership, music and having some laughs! Don’t be surprised if I mix it up on occasion, and talk about something totally different! I thrive on being part of successful, forward thinking teams. I am ready to go from the moment my feet hit the floor each morning, with the expectation that new adventures will be coming my way. It is rare that there isn't a smile on my face, as I take it all in, and have some fun along the way!

Posted on July 22, 2013, in Leaders, Leadership, Management, Mentor, Sales Management and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. To this day I do not understand why this isn’t taught in management skills 101. When I think back to managers I’ve had in the past, I always worked harder for the ones who praised and encouraged me. I didn’t get more money but I did more for them. If only all managers could do this we would have a sea of happy workers.

    • Hey Michelle! Thanks for stopping by. I partially agree with you. In certain instances, I think it should be taught, but I also think some of it is common sense. People want to be appreciated, bottom line. We would certainly have much happier workers if they were all appreciated it. I have accepted your LinkedIn connection as well. Thanks for reaching out.

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