recognition and appreciation

Is there a difference between recognition and appreciation?

As leaders, we hear how recognition and appreciation are important for fostering workplaces where team members feel valued and supported. By doing this, we not only build relationships, but we build the foundation of strong teams: we build team trust. While recognition and appreciation might be similar in practice, they are distinctly different in an […]

employee recognition

For effective employee recognition, consider the individual

If I ask managers and directors if they celebrate achievements with their teams, most will say they definitely have some employee recognition strategies. And yet, if we’re doing a team workshop, I’ll hear murmurs of discontent from team members who aren’t feeling they get the recognition they deserve or – and this is important – […]

build a solid culture

How One to One meetings build a solid culture of engaged employees

How often do you engage with your direct-reports? I don’t mean a list of updates at a weekly meeting, or a drive-by debrief when something is falling apart.  What I mean is:  How often do you sit and talk about what is motivating them? what’s wearing them down?  How often do you tell them what […]

company culture

Building a Company Culture of Growth and Happiness

Recently one of our CEO clients was telling me about the important project his leadership team had completed. It was almost miraculous in that they brought it in on time and on budget – though you can probably guess it was grueling and draining for everyone involved. I asked the CEO what they did to […]