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How performance recognition impacts innovation and employee engagement

What is a big company without a solid set of employees? How would Google, Microsoft, or Amazon function if they were run by one man behind a computer? The answer might be, they would function quite well for awhile—after all, that is how most of the biggest companies are started. But what about once they pick up? Once Amazon started shipping packages to millions of people across the world, it might not have worked quite as well with one man in his garage.

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"At the core, a company’s employees are everything. They are the ones that keep things running, that make the company what it is—whether good or bad. So it is only common decency that you should reward them with the due amount of respect and recognition that they deserve. But it is more than common decency that makes performance recognition a crucial facet of any successful business. As you can see from the slides, there is a lot of research that has proven the effect of proper employee recognition programs on things such as employee engagement, drive, work relationships, and employee retention (to name just a few). For more information, take a glance through the slides and see for yourself—happy employees make for a happy business."

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Amy Melendez's curator insight, February 17, 2014 11:20 AM

"At the core, a company’s employees are everything. They are the ones that keep things running, that make the company what it is—whether good or bad. So it is only common decency that you should reward them with the due amount of respect and recognition that they deserve. But it is more than common decency that makes performance recognition a crucial facet of any successful business. As you can see from the slides, there is a lot of research that has proven the effect of proper employee recognition programs on things such as employee engagement, drive, work relationships, and employee retention (to name just a few). For more information, take a glance through the slides and see for yourself—happy employees make for a happy business."

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Hoda Maalouf - Google+ - This is my own version +Al Gonzalez :-) 

Hoda Maalouf - Google+ - This is my own version +Al Gonzalez :-)  | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
This is my own version +Al Gonzalez :-) 

Via John Thurlbeck, FCMI FRSA
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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, July 22, 2013 10:03 PM

Thanks John!  I love this versoin!

David Hain's curator insight, August 29, 2013 7:54 AM

Excellent wisdom in a simple graphic!

Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, August 29, 2013 8:30 AM

One small rectification suggestion: if the answer is "No" to the question "Do you want to be happy?" I would leave him/her alone... he/she is not ready, let him/her experience more what "not to be happy" really means and he/she might come back to you to say "Yes"...:-)))) The key principle in the coaching based on the solution- focused approach:  "Be part of the client's world, never "know it better"...:-)))

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The power of vulnerability

The power of vulnerability | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Brené Brown studies human connection -- our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. A talk to share.
(Filmed at TEDxHouston.)
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 12, 2014 11:44 PM

When we take risks, we are vulnerable. The rewards are great.

 

One of my favourite quotes from Parker Palmer and teaching is that teachers are at the vulnerable intersection of personal and private life. I found that a thrill.

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The Most Important Part of Leadership... That's Rarely Discussed - Great Leaders Serve

The Most Important Part of Leadership... That's Rarely Discussed - Great Leaders Serve | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Since releasing The Heart of Leadership, I’ve received a lot of feedback supporting the big idea of the book:  If your heart is not right, no one cares about your skills. If this is true, why does leadership character get so little attention? I’ve been asking others and myself this question. Here’s what I’ve concluded. » Read More
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Influence & Success Insight: Saying No Tactfully and Effectively - YouTube

http://www.burg.com You simply cannot say yes to every request. Not if you wish to maintain both your sanity and effectiveness. In this video Bob shares a ki...
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WHY POSITIVE ENCOURAGEMENT WORKS BETTER THAN CRITICISM

WHY POSITIVE ENCOURAGEMENT WORKS BETTER THAN CRITICISM | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

By focusing on positive interactions with your employees and encouraging an upbeat emotional state as often as possible, you’ll be more likely to have a happy, productive and efficient team.


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John Michel's curator insight, February 3, 2014 11:26 PM

Positive emotions generally work in an opposite way to negative emotions. So, while emotions like fear, anxiety, stress and anger narrow our focus, inhibit our concentration and decrease our cognitive abilities, positive emotions can do the opposite. When we’re feeling upbeat and happy, we’re more likely to have an inclusive focus than a self-centered outlook, and to perform better on cognitively demanding tasks.

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Leadership As We Know It Has to Change

Leadership As We Know It Has to Change | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

Supported by their community and the power of decentralized network, the new leaders navigate a world where curiosity, vision and adaptation are more necessary than convictions and authority.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen, John Michel, David Hain, Bobby Dillard, Create Wise Leader, Les Howard
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Carol Carter's curator insight, January 31, 2014 3:26 PM

Thoughtful article every MBA should read and fully digest. The only way to remain powerful, is to empower the people you are tasked to lead. This has always been true. Now it's crucial.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 1, 2014 6:30 PM

Leadership does have to change. What is interesting is that today, as I looked for dissertation materials on leadership, this idea of a leadership crisis is not new, Many authors and thinkers complained of the same thing in times past. The challenge might be the pace of change is so rapid it presents new challenges.

Jerry Busone's curator insight, February 24, 2014 10:36 AM

While I don't agree with the entire thought pattern here I do agree that Leaders reflect whats going on in our society. Leadership is going through one of its many changes over centuries of time. What once worked...won't tomorrow. Stay tuned....

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The Power of Quiet Connectors — Medium

The Power of Quiet Connectors — Medium | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
A few years back — in an attempt to help two different groups of people connect more meaningfully — I co-hosted a very weird dinner party.
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PEOPLE FOLLOW PEOPLE, NOT JUST GREAT IDEAS

PEOPLE FOLLOW PEOPLE, NOT JUST GREAT IDEAS | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

What makes Pope Francis such an inspirational leader for so many people? I believe Reverend. Robert A. Sirico got it right in his recent opinion piece for The Detroit News: .....


Via donhornsby, Don Cloud
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donhornsby's curator insight, January 31, 2014 8:37 AM

(From the article): But research tells us that when people at every level feel they can contribute to achieving the vision, their ownership and commitment to execution grows exponentially. For a motivating and rewarding future for all, ensure that your group’s desires become part of the mosaic of your vision.

Don Cloud's curator insight, February 1, 2014 2:26 PM

So simple yet profound ... "people follow people" ... and this is why the world needs leaders.  Where are you leading your people?

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16 Ways to Help Less

16 Ways to Help Less | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Help done poorly creates dependency. But, help withheld seems disconnected or cold. Leaders who say, “How can I help,” connect, change attitudes, and move agendas forward. But, help that weakens te...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 29, 2014 8:25 PM

Part of education is nurturing (educare) and part is leading learners out and letting them begin to find their way (educere).

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Julie Lindsay (Julielindsay) on about.me

Julie Lindsay (Julielindsay) on about.me | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
View Julie Lindsay on about.me. About.me makes it easy for you to learn about Julie Lindsay’s background and interests.
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How to Succeed as Scope and Scale Increases | Let's Grow LeadersLet's Grow Leaders

How to Succeed as Scope and Scale Increases | Let's Grow LeadersLet's Grow Leaders | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
"Sam" was beaming with excitement as he told me about his promotion. He was in the throws of a transition from supervisor to manager, He'll now lead leaders.  "...but it's scary," he added.   "I
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How Successful People Stay Calm

How Successful People Stay Calm | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
The ability to remain calm under pressure is a massive predictor of performance. Dr. Travis Bradberry provides ten proven strategies you can start using today.

Via Chris Brown, Bobby Dillard, Calm Down
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Chris Brown's curator insight, February 11, 2014 9:31 AM

This is a longer article and sets out some thoughts around the managing emotions and success. There are studies cited that indicate how optimal performance is effected by stress. The higher the severity and duration, the more negative the impact on performance. Optimal performance is not achieved with low stress. Finding that sweet-spot seems fleeting.

There are some good practicle suggestions for steps to take to reduce hi levels of stress.

Three that struck me are 1) staying positive, 2) avoiding "What ifs" and 3) Disconnecting. Each of these are actions that I can work to build on to help reduce the stress duration and to increase my performance level.



Look at these actions and pick one to work into your life.

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7 Qualities of Highly Effective Content Curators

7 Qualities of Highly Effective Content Curators | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Every time I visit the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City, I see something I’ve never seen before. In fact, t’s considered the most influential museum of modern art in the world. With that in mind, meet Klaus Biesenbach. Klaus holds the title “Chief Curator at Large” at MoMA. If you’ve visited the MoMA and walked away impressed (like I have), Klaus has a lot to do with that.

As content curators, we should all aspire to be like Klaus. After all, wouldn’t it be great if our content collections drew as much interest, respect and admiration as the collections at MoMA? In order to achieve this feat, we need to become highly effective content curators. In other words, we need to curate Internet content as we would fine art.

Let’s consider seven habits of content creation that would make Klaus Biesenbach proud. Continue reading →
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When You've Fallen and You Have to Get Up

When You've Fallen and You Have to Get Up | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

Posted on February 12, 2014 by Ginny Whitelaw

 

I was collaborating with a colleague this week on a session he’s doing with the senior leadership team of his company to identify the critical qualities they need in leaders for the future.

In the process, I came across General Stanley McChrystal’s TED talk on leadership.

   " It’s great. It could be a model for how to craft a leadership message."

Real Leadership...

 

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To Err Is Human: How Good Leaders Handle Mistakes

To Err Is Human: How Good Leaders Handle Mistakes | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Leaders will make mistakes. How leaders handle mistakes sets them a part from other leaders, if they handle the mistakes with character and integrity.
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donhornsby's curator insight, February 12, 2014 10:00 AM

(From the article): So how do you deal with this situation? How do you minimise the damage you’ve caused? And how do you maintain the respect and the loyalty of your employees/family? Let’s see what the best way to deal with a mistake is. 

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How Social Media Plays A Role In Our Emotional Health

How Social Media Plays A Role In Our Emotional Health | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Although there are a thousand ways to feel rejected on social media, 999 of them are probably not personal. Assuming the worst in these situations will not only cause you unnecessary hurt, it can make you reach incorrect conclusions about your friend...
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Influencing a Lousy Leader | Shared Visions

Influencing a Lousy Leader | Shared Visions | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Dear Crucial Skills, I enjoy my work very much and am fortunate enough to work on a great team. However, my one big concern is that our team leader has been
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Can Leadership be Learned?

Can Leadership be Learned? | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
This week I had the honor of hosting General John E. Michel in my podcast Leading Beyond the Status Quo to tackle the question; Can leadership be lear...
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The power of introverts

In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated.
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Shhhh! The Quiet Joys of the Introvert | TIME.com

Shhhh! The Quiet Joys of the Introvert | TIME.com | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
New research — which we report in this week’s cover story “The Upside of Being an Introvert,” available to subscribers here — suggests that introverts may be a whole lot happier than than they seem to be. And even if they’re not, they still may wind up a whole lot more successful than everyone else.
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Positive Leadership: Success Without Collateral Damage

Positive Leadership: Success Without Collateral Damage | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

Almost twenty years ago, at the age of 36, I was pursuing my career with a vengeance. It was all about me – about making a name for myself, being recognised, and making an impact. I had the highest standards of performance for myself and my team.


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John Michel's curator insight, January 28, 2014 8:53 PM

Even if leaders are highly critical and judgmental, they can create and nurture positive relationships by mindfully engaging in generative practices to create and sustain positive relationships with those around them.

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What Strong Emotions Reveal About the Way You Work

What Strong Emotions Reveal About the Way You Work | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
These seven emotions tell you what you're doing wrong (and right) in the office.

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donhornsby's curator insight, January 29, 2014 8:31 AM

(From the article): Emotions are more than just what you feel. They're powerful signals that you need to make changes in the way you work and the way you think about work.

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Understanding your digital footprint - new opportunities!

Understanding your digital footprint - new opportunities! | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Just like a tattoo, your digital reputation is an expression of yourself. It is formed and added to by you and others over time. In her Digital Tattoo presentation at ISTE 2013 (also in video forma...

 

Managing your digital footprint starts with asking questions like: Who are you? What do you stand for? What are your passions and beliefs?

 

The important lesson with managing your digital footprint is that

 

===> everything we do online should represent who we are and what we stand for and we must have the knowledge that this representation will stick with us potentially forever. <===

 

 


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Allan Shaw's curator insight, January 22, 2014 4:45 PM

Worthy of reflection.

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Worthy of reflection.

Kosma Gatnercogc's curator insight, March 22, 2016 6:20 AM

Worthy of reflection.