2 results for tag: recognition


10 Guiding Principles for Inspiring a Culture of Appreciation

In “O Great One!,” David Novak, co-founder of YUM! Brands shares ten guiding principles for inspiring a culture of recognition. If you're a leader, you need remind yourself these principles every single day. His short read illustrates powerful ways every leader can harness the power of recognition. Recognition, or showing genuine gratitude, is the greatest form of encouragement and inspiration. Following these key principles will help you motivate the people around you, drive real results, and feed your soul and theirs. Principle #1: People won’t care about you if you don’t care about them. You have to show people you care about them ...

The Ideal Praise-to-Criticism Ratio that Triples Your Influence

As a leader, what’s the best way to improve team performance: using positive feedback to praise people’s strengths or offering constructive criticism to help them when they’re off track? Groundbreaking research by Dr. Marcial Losada says that both are important. But the real question is – in what proportion? Dr. Losada studied 60 business teams and tried to determine if there was a set of factors that led to high performance. The factor that made the greatest difference the most and least successful teams was the ratio of positive comments (e.g., “I agree with you” or “That’s a brilliant idea) to negative comments (e.g., ...