Giving credit to other people is a no cost way to boost morale and reduce turnover.
Leaders who have the humility to give credit inspire others to become future leaders. ~ www.jaywren.com
A Memorable Experience
Saying, “Thank you” is easy to do. People appreciate it when I say, “You did a good job.”
Furthermore, people not only enjoy receiving credit. They tend to remember the experience. Giving credit is a type of winning behavior that will help you build career-long relationships and an ever-growing network.
Humility to Inspire
Leaders who give credit are an inspiration to an organization. They encourage positive behavior with positive reinforcement. Inspirational leaders are not afraid to say, “You did an excellent job.”
Gaining Respect by Giving Recognition
People respect leaders who give credit.
For several years, I have published a newsletter. Two people have regularly given me thanks for my work in creating and publishing that newsletter. One of these people is a senior executive at The Walt Disney Company. The other person was the Vice President of Sales at Nestle at age thirty-two and today places more C-level executives than any other corporate recruiter in the country. I remember and I respect these people for responding to my efforts to keep them up to date on career and industry information.
The Simplest Form of Recognition
I have read several times that the words people most like to hear are the words in their name. When I first meet people, I repeat their name during my conversation with them.
Whenever I greet people, I say their name. Of course, when I want their attention, I say a person’s name.
Name recognition is very powerful, especially with people you are getting to know.
The Real Winner in Giving Credit
The real winners in giving credit are the people who are giving the credit. These people attract people to them. I remember people when they take time to give me recognition. I find that especially is the case when I have done a large job. Furthermore, I find that I remember people who have repeatedly thanked me for my work or told me that I did a good job. I feel good about myself and about those people.