“I appreciate you!”
Blah, blah, blah – that really means nothing. These compliments are so broad and generic that the receiver may not know how to interpret them. In fact, they may think you are complimenting them on something that is different than your intention.
The best way to give praise is to provide the details. Let them know two things:
Here are some examples of compliments that are specific and describe the positive impact:
Do you want more positivity in your life and on your team?
Take the 5-day Spread Joy Through Praise Challenge!
Simply provide a different colleague with praise every day for the next five working days! That is just one meaningful praise a day… and think of the positive energy you will bring to your relationships and team! Join the challenge – and let us know how it’s going at Better Teams Facebook Page.
About the Author: Leigh Ann Rodgers, Founder of Better Teams, is an IAF Certified Professional Facilitator with 20 years of experience in the human development field. Leigh Ann is a skilled meeting facilitator, trainer, and coach working across the globe to help leaders cultivate teams that are happy and high-performing. Learn about her Better Teams Model and Team Assessment here.
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