When are leaders too senior to receive meaningful recognition?
Do you think your senior people too experienced to need acknowledgment or positive feedback?
Through many years of working with executives, we have found that people are never too seasoned to be appreciated and recognized for their efforts, no matter how senior the position is or how confident of a personality the leader has.
What is meaningful recognition? Telling people that they are doing a good job is better than nothing, but it won’t go a long way towards retaining and developing your top talent. Thoughtfully selecting specific accomplishments or strengths, contributes significantly to;
- Job satisfaction
- Future effort
- Helping others to build on their strengths
Everyone needs to hear from others that they are adding value and that they are appreciated, specifically the senior most executives in an organization who rarely get this type of acknowledgement.