“True intuitive expertise is learned from prolonged experience with good feedback on mistakes.” Daniel Kahneman
While at a fundraiser, I met Angela. She works as an Intervention Specialist for a local school system. Because she has done extensive work in positive psychology, she knows the value of catching her students doing things right.
When she sees some kids misbehaving, while others are doing their work, she very specifically shares with the kids who are doing what they’re supposed to be doing what she appreciates about their behavior.
It usually doesn’t take long for the ignored, misbehaving kids to notice how the good behavior is being rewarded. Most of the time, they model the behavior that is getting positive attention.
We all want attention – whether it’s positive or negative. Try paying attention to and catch the people in your life doing things well. What gets recognized, gets repeated, so make sure you are specific when you praise someone’s actions.
You’ll see the difference.
PS – If you pay attention, you can always find the good in someone.
PPS – Here’s why you should be enthusiastic about your company: https://youtu.be/w6soaHktEnI