“It’s very important to praise people early on – otherwise they might die of disappointment.” ~Elizabeth Taylor.
Please note this Elizabeth Taylor is not the person you’re thinking about. This is not the actress. This Elizabeth Taylor is the British novelist.
HERE’S THE TRUTH. To elicit maximum discretionary effort, to insure supreme performance output, and stellar cooperation from those you wish to inspire, you must praise early and often.
HERE’S HOW. Tell them what you want them to do. Tell them what’s in it for them. Then watch them. And when you catch them doing something that significantly contributes to your goals – then pounce. Immediately let them know you appreciate their extra effort and winning result.
TO HAVE A MOTIVATED WORK FORCE THIS IS A MUST DO. Otherwise, those you wish to influence will lose interest in giving you supreme performance and revert back to just getting by. And the total performance of your business will suffer needlessly.
PRAISING PEOPLE IS COMPLETELY UNDER YOUR CONTROL. It’s in your hands.
This is not a rocket science thing. It’s easy to do, it’s great, and it’s good for your business.