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Category: employee praise

What is your worth at work?

Do you believe your worth is recognized in your workplace? After my father passed away, I was clearing out the basement of his house.  I found an old metal beaten-up trunk tucked away in a corner, one that I actually

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comfort zone

What will it take to step outside your comfort zone (or bungee jump naked)?

I often blog about the importance of stepping outside your comfort zone, of taking calculated risks.  In this post last year – Does risk-taking scare you? – I wrote about the farmer who was asked whether he planted wheat for

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remote teams

When it comes to giving positive feedback, remote teams often get forgotten

Today’s blog post is another video strategy – this time #11 – in our series on tips to lead remote teams.  Today’s pointer is to make a deliberate effort to give your staff positive feedback. Make a deliberate effort to

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Feeling undervalued at work?

Last week I blogged about one idea of what to do when you feel undervalued at work, and specifically by your boss.  It was to spread the word about your good work yourself.  I had promised though that I wanted

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Feeling underappreciated by the boss?

“It’s a good thing I am self-motivated,” said a good friend in a client organization.  “Because if I was looking for appreciation or validation from my boss, I’d be waiting an eternity.”  Sadly, this sentiment is not unique.  Employee survey

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Long-distance leadership strategy #7: don’t forget to praise!

Six weeks ago, I started a video series on specific strategies to lead virtual teams.  Long-distance leadership can be a challenge; because of physical distance, it takes more effort for a leader to build and maintain high performance in employees.

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