It’s As Simple As…

Opening up the conversation in the last blog about the magic ratio of positive and negative feedback has clients asking, “Is it really necessary? Do I really have to provide positive feedback for tasks that should be done anyway?”

My answer is, “No, it is not necessary and no, you don’t have to. However, it is something to consider if you want to build positive brand equity and potentially stretch yourself to go beyond what is required to create the impression you desire.”

You have a brand model that defines how you want to be known.  To build your brand you always want to do or say what will support you in the way you intend or better.

If your brand model is to include one of these words:  inspiring, caring, compassionate, aware, respectful, thoughtful leader; then providing positive feedback is one way of tipping the scales in your favour.

Implementing positive feedback is as simple as:

  • Saying “thank you” to an employee for delivering a report on time OR
  • Expressing appreciation to everyone for sharing their insights in the meeting OR
  • Acknowledging a team member, in front of the group, for delivering great results in a tight timeframe. OR
  • Giving recognition to team members for going beyond expectations OR
  • Expressing praise by saying, “That’s a great idea or excellent point” OR
  • Rewarding individuals by buying them lunch or a certificate to a restaurant, spa or golf course for their commitment of “whatever it takes” to launch a major project on time. 

This IS simple to do. Acknowledging a job well done produces results beyond anyone’s expectations. Go ahead and practice giving more positive feedback than usual.

Align yourself with what matters most to you. Live your brand fully expressed with intention and purpose to play bigger!

Are you interested in having a conversation to explore how you can define your personal brand and accelerate your growth as a leader, individually or as a team? Send an e-mail to book a complimentary 30-minute consultation.

Dorothy Lazovik

Dorothy is on a mission to shift the culture of organizations to people first! Supporting leaders in fulfilling their TO BE LIST to better deliver on their TO DO LIST. Doing the work impacts how leaders see themselves, the people they lead, the environment they create and the outcomes they achieve. Producing higher engagement, ownership and productivity. How would making a change like this elevate your business results?

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Ready to implement a model that elevates your leaders and has them taking ownership of who they are and the results they achieve? Interested in creating the environment that puts people first to increase engagement, build trust and improve how business gets done?

Let’s start a conversation. It will give you the opportunity to get your questions answered and understand if it is a good fit for you, your leaders or organization.