Once a day: Vitamin A
Find your calendar. I’ll wait.
Okay, here it is. Type into your calendar the following: I will find one person to acknowledge — guest, client, employee, boss, colleague, mother, father, sister, brother, spouse, partner, dog, child — and for one full minute I will completely acknowledge them either to their face or by telephone what they mean to me. Great! Now may I suggest you hit the “repeat” button for every day in the year … outcomes and relationships will alter radically.
As an example, let’s say I am talking to my boss. It might go like this:
“Alex, you are a great leader, and thank you for your superior guidance. Because you communicate so well, I am clear as to what I am up to and what I need to produce. With your support, I am free to create the results in the way I know will make a difference. I feel completely empowered to be entrepreneurial inside the context of our business and produce outstanding results. Thank you for the leadership you provide and for the visionary you are.”
You do know that how you reflect people back to themselves is who they become, right? You have the power to tap potential.
Let’s try one more.
Call up a potential client:
“Joyce, I know that you have a lot of great hotels to choose from for your upcoming conference. You are one of the more expert meeting planners I have yet to meet. You know exactly what you want, are extremely thoughtful and detail-oriented. Your boss is so lucky to have you and your skills in the organization. It is because of your determination to create great experiences for your members that you are one of the best in the business. When hotels get to work with meeting planners like you, they excel. I appreciate the art of what you do and know that your drive and dedication would set us up for the spectacular outcome of this event. I wish I could hire you away.”
Relationships are everything. How powerful are you willing to be to drive the best out of everyone? Acknowledgement is a deep form of recognition. People go where they are recognized.
Tap into the potential of great results through consistent and heartfelt acknowledgement.
“You always had the power.” – Glinda the Good Witch, The Wizard of Oz