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May 15, 2023Liked by Admired Leadership

Actionable advice in today's post. Do you think the same applies when recognizing a Team among Teams? (Re: Recognition best left to private settings). I lead several independent teams that serve different businesses. I could see one team getting jealous/disengaged if another team seemed to be getting all the attention.

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May 15, 2023·edited May 15, 2023Author

Yes, the potential trouble would apply at that level as well.

The venue the praise is given in, how public of a moment it is, should go through the same scrutiny to determine if the setting is private or public for that individual group.

In a large organization, a company-wide meeting would create the same kind of quagmire on the team level instead of just the individual level. In that very public setting... company success is celebrated first, then the division, then the team. Just as symbolically important.

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I posed your question directly to the author, David.

His reply was that your instinct in your question is spot on... teams are prone to be jealous of other teams in the same way, maybe even more so.

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May 15, 2023Liked by Admired Leadership

I like the advice you and Scott gave during todays Spaces too. To recognize team accomplishments first and then work your way down to individuals. Right now during our quarterly all-teams summit, I ask everyone if they want to share something they themselves received kudos for or if they want to recognize other teammates for. Then I go to the individual team managers, I save my recognition/encouragement for last. My overall goal is for team members to learn from each other. I’m going to think hard how I do this next month.

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