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Compliments of Samira Khan via Flickr

I  found the following quote in Dale Carnegie’s book, “How to Win Friends and Influence and People.”  It concerns tact: “the art of stepping on someone’s shoes without ruining their shine.” Turn the page…

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Compliments of SweetCapture via Flickr

Be hearty in your approbation and lavish in your praise. (Dale Carnegie).

Of all the types of emotional abuse (blackmail, aggression, shaming, and chronic invalidation) failure to praise is perhaps the most prevalent at work. Absence of positive reinforcement can result for the following reasons:

  • Managers are busy, overworked due to wider spans of control, layoffs, globalization, and rapidly changing technology. Dispensing warm fuzzies is probably not high on their list. This effect occurs when companies ignore their priority – that of developing their human capital.  Turn the page…
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