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Let’s say your employee, Jane, does a superb job spearheading a project. You’ve already praised her, but she shrugged it off. Now go one step further. Invite her to meet with you and your boss. Then say to your boss, “That project was a big success, thanks to Jane. She’s not going to say this, so I will: We could never have done it without her.” Jane will remember that moment fondly for a long time.