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Lead Like it Matters...Because it Does: Practical Leadership Tools to Inspire and Engage Your People and Create Great Results by Roxi Bahar Hewertson

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Chapter 25

RECOGNITION

There are two things people want more than sex or money … recognition and praise.

—MARY KAY ASH

Definition: Recognition is the simple act of acknowledging, approving, or appreciating a behavior or an action.

Anytime you treat someone like a worthwhile human being, this can be considered recognition. You can give recognition to a staff member, a supervisor, a colleague, a customer, a family member, a friend, or even a stranger on the street.

In my experience, people often fall into the trap of focusing on what is not working rather than on what is working, whether it concerns themselves, their lives, or their relationships with other people. I understand that trap, and I urge you to stay out of it. Life is either half ...

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