Top 10 Recognize This! Posts for 2014

by Derek Irvine

Graphic of 2014Recognize This! – Reviewing the favorite posts of other readers may highlight a new favorite for you.

I’m gratified to see many of my favorite posts from 2014 on this list, which is compiled from the most-read posts of 2014.(Click through on the titles for the full post.)

Which are your favorites?

1) Do These 2 Things or Watch Your Best Employees Leave

Recognize This! – Ongoing, immediate recognition of excellence is as important as career growth and development opportunities to retain top talent.

2) Why Employee Engagement Doesn’t Work

Recognize This! – Buzzwords don’t deliver desired results. Effort to communicate meaning and value does.

3) Perseverance and Progress: Why Grit Matters at Work

Recognize This! – Yes, we need smart people at work, but we need “gritty” people more.

4) Exorcise Energy Vampires to Increase the Bottom Line

Recognize This! – Good performance cannot balance the negative impact of continuously destroying team moral.

5) Strengthening the “Weak Links”

Recognize This! – Teams are made up of individuals who have varying strengths. Bringing out everyone’s strengths further strengthens the team and its results.

6) 5 Steps to Align Your Culture so All Employees Are Committed to Achieving Your Strategy

Recognize This! – Daily employee behaviors contribute to or detract from achieving company strategic objectives. Be sure you’re encouraging the right behaviors depending on your strategic objectives.

7) 5 Types of Fatigued Employees & How to Help Them Re-Engage

Recognize This! – Energy ebbs and flows over time, but we can help employees re-engage when we identify and address key areas of fatigue.

8) How to Love Work Again

Recognize This! – We all want to do good work and also do right by ourselves and our families. Balancing these “energy” needs is the path to success – at work and at home.

9) 3 Tips to Become an Exceptional Manager

Recognize This! – Selflessness, good assumptions and recognition are the most powerful tools in the good manager’s arsenal.

10) 5 Must-Haves for a Meaningful Message of Appreciation

Recognize This! – We see good examples of recognition around us all the time. The trick is incorporating those lessons in how we recognize others.


Derek Irvine

About Derek Irvine

The VP of Client Strategy and Consulting at Globoforce, Derek Irvine is one of the world’s foremost experts on employee recognition and engagement, helping business leaders set a higher vision and ambition for their organizations. As a renowned speaker and co-author of "The Power of Thanks" and "Winning with a Culture of Recognition," he teaches companies how to use recognition to proactively manage company culture. Derek holds a B.Comm and Masters of Business Studies from the Smurfit Graduate Business School at University College Dublin.

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