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6 reasons why I don’t praise my employees

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The research is clear: Praise is good for the bottom line.

So why are so many new and experienced leaders not making praise a priority? Some might think annual performance reviews are the only time for it. Others may worry that it will seem unprofessional or that people will get overconfident and complacent. It isn’t and they won’t.

And then there are those who get caught up in these poor excuses:

“I’m too busy.” 
You’re not.  Praise doesn’t have to be a big production, but it is a big deal to the receiver. And it can and should take place in the regular interactions you have with people. Look for something to praise in every employee each week. Put it on your to-do list if that will help.

“Someone else is taking care of it.” 
Never make that assumption, because “someone else” might be assuming you are doing it. In fact, take it upon yourself to make sure you're regularly informing everyone ...(register to read more)

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