PRAISING skills :
Giving praise doesn’t always come naturally, but it is a leadership skill well worth developing.
Discover the power of praise – it will make your world a better place.
Praising and saying “Thank you, well done! ” is a neglected skill. A few words of appreciation and approval can improve a person’s performance, their self respect and enhance your relationships.
Five of the best tips to enhance your relationships by praising others
* People need praise
Find something to praise in each person but only if praise is warranted.
* Make eye contact, and thank the person by name
Their name is precious to them, especially if associates with praise. “Jane, we are proud of you. You must have interviewed well to get that job.”
* Be specific
Tell people what they did well.
People will grow in confidence and try harder if your praise is sincere.
Praising is usually appreciated more if you put your complement in writing.
Take care not to over praise and embarrass the person. You can over do praising, so your praising should be genuine and not over done.
* Don’t praise to cover a reprimand
If you do, It will not be fully heard or appreciated and you could lose self respect.
* Praise in public, criticise in private
Praise loudly , blame softly. Go public with your praise.
If you acknowledge efforts in front of their friends or colleagues it often means more and could inspire others.
“The two things people want most are recognition and praise.”
Source: “Persuasive Ways. ‘Tricks of the trade’ to get your ideas across”. First published by Moss Associates Ltd., New Zealand and in Chinese by the Shanghai People’s Publishing House, the Singapore Institute of Management, Kogan Page Ltd, U.K and in Hungarian by Bagolyvar Konyvkiado. Also published as the “Secrets of Persuasion” by Cengage Learning Asia and as an e-book and sold by Amazon.com.