In a recent public session that I facilitated, a participant, April, revealed how her friend Clare had impacted her life in a very meaningful way. She expressed a deep appreciation and articulated the many things Clare did that made a difference for her,
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Pop Quiz: When was the last time you acknowledged and appreciated yourself?
That’s right: YOU. Not your spouse, not your children, not your boss, co-workers or friends. Just YOU!
Seriously, think about it!
Recently I was engaged in a discussion with a leader about the lack of effort made to express appreciation in the workplace. “Really, someone can’t walk down the hall to express appreciation, they send an email!” So the point isn’t just that you express appreciation, it is how you make someone feel.
The truth is we all know what she is talking about.
Opening up the conversation in the last blog about the magic ratio of positive and negative feedback has clients asking, “Is it really necessary? Do I really have to provide positive feedback for tasks that should be done anyway?”
My answer is, “No, it is not necessary and no, you don’t have to. However, it is something to consider if you want to build positive brand equity and potentially stretch yourself to go beyond what is required to create the impression you desire.”
A client recently shared how impressed he was with the effort his team put into thinking through a new strategy for their business. He articulated how creative and committed they were to building out the best solution. I could feel his pride.