18 Feb Parent or Manager? Here’s how to praise properly…
If you’re a parent, you probably want your kids to be happy.
If you’re a boss or manager or even a colleague, you want your team to be satisfied when they’ve done a good job.
In each situation, happiness and performance can be enhanced with praise; but only if it’s done the right way…
via TED IDEAS by Shawn Achor
What’s the worst kind of praise you can give?
One hint: it often ends with the letters “est.” And it can lead to competition and disappointment, says psychologist and workplace researcher Shawn Achor.
Some people treat praise like a limited commodity. They believe that the key to advancement and success must be to absorb and rack up as much recognition and admiration as possible. This is the philosophy we learn in school, then hone to brutal efficiency in the working world.
Yet what these people fail to recognize is that praise is actually a renewable resource. Praise creates what I call a virtuous cycle — the more you give, the more you enhance your own supply. When done right, praise primes the brain for higher performance, which means that the more we praise, the more success we create. And the more successes there are, the more there is to praise. The research I’ve been doing over the past five years shows that the more you can authentically shine praise on everyone in your ecosystem, the more your potential, individually and collectively, rises…
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