Monday, February 14, 2011

Say Thanks !

There is precious little praise and appreciation in most work environments. Even those leaders who are good about giving positive feedback can tend to reserve it for "above and beyond" moments. Yet, the routine work that our Sailors are expected to do every day often goes unnoticed and under appreciated. Genuine gratitude goes a long way in engaging Sailors and binding them together. Make it a point to thank your Sailors. Don't only focus on the extra mile they may have gone, but on the ordinary things they do to make your command function. Be specific: explain the behavior or task that you are grateful for and the positive impact it has on you and the command.You'll be surprised by what a simple "thank you" will mean to your Sailors.

Adapted from the Harvard Business Review.

1 comment:

Navy One said...

Thanks, this was a good post. . .