Friday, June 22, 2007
The pressure of leading large teams, or teams in a high delivery environment, can pull our focus away from the positive contributions being made. In my experience a by-product of this is providing constructive feedback more often than positive acknowledgement. A great way to break out of this is to challenge yourself to focus on catching people in the act of doing something right. Make a personal commitment to only provide positive acknowledgment for an entire week. I suspect you will find your work week less stressful and your team more engaged in their jobs.