I was talking with a Blanchard® coach the other day about the topic of recognition. She told me about a newly promoted VP she’s working with. He believes there is a need for just-in-time recognition in addition to the formal recognition programs that are in place within his company. I reminded the coach that Ken Blanchard calls that catching people doing things right.
As we continued on the topic, she told me how this leader wants to be very encouraging of other people in his company—and often joins team meetings to hear about the latest ideas, projects, and plans. In his enthusiasm to endorse the thinkers, he told the coach that he always “adds value.”
That’s a potential problem.
What do you think happens when he comes in as an outsider and tries to improve on a team’s decision? Our coach is going to ask, but I’d say it’s…
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