Great leaders are exceptional at regularly rewarding and recognizing the achievements and performances of others.
An infamous baseball legend Billy Martin once said, “There’s nothing greater in the world than when somebody on the team does something good, and everybody gathers around to pat him on the back.”
So, the question is this: Do you excel as an appreciative leader?
Actively seek out individual and team performances in your organization, and then provide the right reward and/or recognition for them.
Only you know what performances are worthy of reward/recognition and what is appropriate in your organization. However, here’s advice on what’s important to the recipients and the observers of your action:
• You need to be genuine.
• You need to be sincere.
• You need to be consistent.
You also need to be careful. If you are disingenuous and/or insincere in your message, your credibility as a leader will take a hit.