The poet Maya Angelou said something every leader should commit to memory: “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” The wisdom of those words rings true to common experience. How others make us feel is etched deeply into the psyche and burnished into memory.
It’s so important that you don’t wait for an annual review.
This is an in the moment thank you, this is what you contributed towards achieving.
And let’s not save the idea of sincerely acknowledging people just for within the walls of our organizations - A great leader makes this a way of being in their world by acknowledging people within the organization, their communities, and their home.
Research by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology's Sciences Research Grant (KAKENHI) show that people perform better after receiving a compliment.
More engaged and better performing people - build a better world.
It is simply great feedback practices.
Should be more normal.
Wish the idea of feedback didn't so frequently carry a critical or negative connotation with it.