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This is Stephen J. Blakeseley, with GMS Talent LP, 607 N. Magnolia St. Tomball, TX, 77375, Good Morning! In the past we have been talking about Leading or Leadership and we are going to continue today. Remember the 6 essential attributes accredited to the Top Leaders of the day are: PRESENCE, VISIONING, COMMUNICATION, MOTIVATION, CREDITING and EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE!
Today’s topic is Crediting. Something that many have trouble with and especially leaders or those in leadership roles. I don’t know exactly why, but there is often a gap in this ever-so-important area. So lets spend just a little extra time on Part 5 – CREDITING.
First, what does it mean? Crediting means giving credit (praise, accolades, and recognition) where it is needed and sometime where it isn’t. Giving credit in public and private. There can never be too much praise and recognition.
Public praise doesn’t seem too difficult but private praise is often over-looked. I forget who did the research but PRIVATE praise is valued more than PUBLIC praise. So, What’s the difference? Most of you know or at least have a good idea but just in case, let me give you my thoughts.
Well, Private praise, is valued greatly because it is a One-on-One recognition of a special effort, or a Thank you for the great job you have done and will likely do again. Seemingly more real than Public praise, at least in my view. Private praise seems more serious than does the Public version. Likely both, would not be a bad idea.
People enjoy being singled out for doing a good job and some Public recognition is never a bad thing but Private is, or at least it seems so, is more personal, intense and direct. So, don’t let a day go by that you do not show at least one or the other. Just remember that both are best but Private is likely to be more meaningful to the recipient.
Remember, wanting to be a leader does require work and people are not born with natural leadership skills. Work at developing these SIX attributes and your leadership skills will steadily improve and your leadership skills will get progressively better. So, if you are not a leader, today, but want to be one-here is the process:
1. Find someone to give credit to. (should not be too difficult)
2. Give both private and public praise.
3. Tell everyone why the effort was so great.
4. Thank them for the significant contribution.
Does it take time? Sure! Do you have to work at it? Absolutely! Some more that others, but most can develop these 5 attributes in a reasonable period. They can and will become better leaders in a lessor period of time or at least improve some of their their already developed LEADERSHIP skills.
If you desire to contact us here is the info you will need-Stephen J. Blakesley, GMS Talent LP, 607 N. Magnolia St. Tomball, TX. 77375, 281-687-9255 or firstname.lastname@example.org