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Basics for Effective Recognition

Employee recognition is more than just a quick pat on the back. To make sure you reinforce the performance you want effectively, remember these essential truths.
Business Bytes: Evaluate Engagement with These Questions
Do your employees consistently work energetically, enthusiastically, and up to their potential? If not, you’ve got some work to do. Before launching into a program of engagement, though, ask them some questions to assess how they feel about your organization and their jobs.
Use These 2 Sentences to Get People to Take Action
At Myra Golden Seminars, we use a unique and highly effective formula to motivate audiences to take action on techniques, ideas, and strategies we introduce in our training sessions. The closing technique we use after presenting all major ideas is called the Magic Formula Closing and was developed by Dale Carnegie, creator of the world-renowned Dale Carnegie Course and author of How to Win Friends and Influence People.
Driver Selection
An 18-year old, who had recently graduated from high school and would soon be headed to college, volunteered to drive some of the youth group participants across town to go bowling. Though the parish had a rule prohibiting any of the youth group members from driving, they felt he no longer fit into that category. Two youngsters piled into his car and off they went. Moments later, the young boys and the teen driver raced up the exit ramp at a high rate of speed, slid out of control, and struck a light pole. Fortunately nobody was killed. Unfortunately, the two passengers had serious injuries and recovery will take years.