Sincerity

It is sad that some people just use the BROADCAST function on their WA to send celebration greetings to EVERYONE in their contact list.

Some of their contacts are not even celebrating. Some are even strangers. This simply demonstrates ones sincerity in wishing a loved one vs a friend vs a stranger. Are they all the same ? These wishes do not even have the recipient’s name !! That’s so impersonal.

Greetings are meant to be unique with some emotions and feelings being expressed and not just a cut, paste and send affair.
How can one mean well when one is doing something blindly

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Managers, Give More Praise Than You Think You Should

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It’s one of the toughest jobs of a manager: giving feedback. Many bosses find it stressful and difficult — but that may be because they are focused on offering criticism and correcting mistakes when they should be providing positive feedback. In fact, recent research shows that people see leaders as more effective when they give praise. Whatever is holding you back from offering compliments (Is it a desire to be seen as tough? A fear that the employee will start to coast?), get over it.
Proactively develop your skills in giving praise. It’s OK if the praise is brief — it just needs to be specific, rather than a general remark of “good job,” and ideally it should occur soon after whatever you’re praising the person for. And, of course, it’s best when the compliment is sincere and heartfelt.
Willie says :-
” Be careful though. Be fair to everyone. Be objective. Avoid favoritism. It is also common that MANAGERS tend to be “kinder” to certain individuals or groups and harsher to others “.
Based your praise on facts, historical progression and the complexity of each respective person/group’s task ; and NOT on paradigms or subjective evaluations due to your own weakness (as a leader) of being influenced by a subordinate who is closer to you than those who are not. “

Scapegoat

A scapegoat is a person or animal which takes on the sins of others or is unfairly blamed for problems or failures of others. The concept originally comes from Leviticus  (the third book of the Jewish Bible and of the Old Testament) in which a goat is designated to be cast into the desert with the sins of the community. Other ancient societies had similar practices.

After all these years and as far back as history could be told, isn’t it sad that scapegoating still exists today in politics and in management !!

Due admiration goes to LEADERS  who take equal blame with his team versus those who finger point failures to others.

Are you guilty of scape-goating ?  Seek the answers from your heart.

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