March 01, 2007

Give a real compliment, save a life

This video clip contains a story that changed my outlook on life.

I've shared this story about the power of recognition and praise with thousands on the lecture circuit and many report they have also been changed by this story. The premise is simple: You cannot let your people wither away and die at work. Many of them desperately need their talents recognized by you, be they as small as they might be in your P&L view

Please take five minutes to watch this clip and if it moves you, please send it to your friends and Bizmates.

When it comes to management strategies, remember, Love Is The Killer App.

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That is a great post, very powerful.

I have added it to my blog so that more people get to see it.




Excellent story! This is wake up call for why need to recognize people more. Especially the ones we work with. I just left a real estate company because I felt i wasn't recognized for what I had done. It's a rotten feeling! I'm going to start writing more personal notes and call or visit my clients and people I work with more often to tell them what I appreicate about them.


Amazing story!

"Never let loyalty and kindness leave you! Tie them around your neck as a reminder. Write them deep within your heart."
- Proverbs 3:3


Once again you have out done yourself.

Thank you for sharing this perfect example of just how important it is, to compliment and how much of a difference we can make, just by showing a little love.

You are one of my greatest business heroes, keep writing!


Great clip Tim! I think you meant "compliment" though, not "complement". Sorry - once an editor, always an editor! ;^)


P.S. Why don't you allow embedding? Just curious,


Wow! That is one amazing story. I'm definitely going to spend a little more time on compliments next week.

Thanks Tim

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