Recognition is considered to be amongst the top 3 motivators for people. For this reason you need to use recognition as an integral part of your inspirational leadership.
We suggest that recognition be given as frequently as possible. This is an essential aspect of situational leadership. Recognition should be specific, relevant and consistent.
Use recognition as an opportunity to communicate what is important for you from a behavioural perspective and related back to your company values. Align your recognition in support of your team or company vision.
We also suggest that you give recognition as often as possible in front of all staff. This creates team spirit and communicates what is important to you form a behavioural perspective.
‘Research indicates that employees have three prime needs: Interesting work, recognition for doing a good job, and being let in on things that are going on in the company.’ Zig Ziglar