One of the most powerful things you can do to recognize someone on your team is to thank them.
You can call them and say:
“You’re doing a wonderful job today, and I wanted to thank you. That’s it. I just wanted you to know, and for you to take the time to recognize it. Please know how much I appreciate your consistent work and a positive attitude.”
Now here is the key… Rest in the thank you. Let the thank you be that whole and only part of the conversation.
Do not add on a ‘to do.’
It’s tempting. We as CEOs, leaders, managers have a lot we want to accomplish!
But this call is not about a ‘to-do.’ It’s about appreciation. It’s about reinforcing a positive relationship. It’s about building a long-term bond based on valuing the person.
Just let the conversation rest in genuine appreciation.
It’s one of the best ways you can thank someone — without agenda.
Thanking You Because You Are You,
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