Pretty much every business owner or leader I know would proudly say that one of their greatest assets, if not their outright greatest asset, is their people. They willingly acknowledge the importance of their people in virtually every area of their operation.
Those same owners and leaders will then somewhat sheepishly say that they just don’t have time to provide consistent recognition to those important people.
When asked what they are doing that’s more important than recognizing their people they have no response. That leads me to believe that whatever they are doing is less important than recognizing their people. Any leader who does less important things before the more important things is greatly limiting their success.
People need recognition almost as much as they need air to breathe. People need to know that they matter and the work they do matters. It is almost humanly impossible for a person…
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