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Simple Ways to Show Team Members Appreciation Year Round

It’s so easy to focus on things that aren’t going well and those team members who are difficult, but what about those who are doing a great job and can be counted on every day? Are you showing them your appreciation? It is important to make an intentional effort to acknowledge your team members ALL the time because they are doing good things for your business. Don’t take them for granted, and don’t be the “boss on patrol” who always looks for the negative things. As I’m recording this episode, it is Employee Appreciation Day, so what better time is there to discuss this topic? Let’s talk about how you can do a mindset reset to notice the small wins and successes–starting right now!

You can change your mindset! Form new habits of paying attention to the small wins and successes. Get specific in appreciating team members and acknowledging their contributions. Remember that “Thank You” goes a long way!

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Show Highlights:

  • Think about the ratio of positive communication to critical (negative) feedback (which should be 7 positives:1 negative)

  • Why our attention should focus on investing our time in our best team members (as opposed to problem team members taking up our time)

  • Why it’s essential to take really great care of the A-players you currently have (and don’t just show appreciation one day a year)

  • Ideas for supporting your team members, building relationships, and finding out what matters to them

  • Transactional relationships vs. mutually-invested relationships

  • How to invest in training and development for team members

  • Acknowledgment feels good to everyone! Who can you thank today?

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About The Author

Dr. Sabrina Starling, The Business Psychologist and international best-selling author of the How to Hire the Best series and The 4 Week Vacation™, is the founder of Tap the Potential and host of the Profit by Design podcast. At Tap the Potential, we work to free business owners from the constant demands of a growing business.

We believe work supports life, not the other way around. Clients in our Better Business, Better Life coaching program have more time for what matters most and more money in their bank account than they’ve ever had. Next, we send them off on a 4 Week Vacation™ to celebrate their hard-earned journey to take their life back!

Dr. Sabrina and her team at Tap the Potential are on a mission to change the story of entrepreneurship from one of long hours, grinding it out, to one of sustainably profitable businesses that support and enhance life. The Tap the Potential Solution™ and our Tap the Potential Family of Business Owners are disrupting small business as usual. We are on our way to making the Tap the Potential Solution™ the mainstream model for growing business.

By 2023, 150 Tap the Potential clients will have taken 4 Week Vacations. These are the trailblazers, role modeling what’s possible for entrepreneurs. In many entrepreneurial circles, it is becoming more and more common for one entrepreneur to ask another, “Have you taken a 4 Week Vacation™?” (as opposed to asking “How many employees do you have?” or “What is your annual revenue?”). Taking a fully unplugged 4 Week Vacation is rapidly becoming the recognized symbol of entrepreneurial success.

Never one to accept the status quo or back down from a challenge, Dr. Sabrina’s How to Hire the Best series grew from her desire to solve the toughest hiring challenges interfering with her clients’ growth and profitability. What sprang from her experience working with entrepreneurs in rural areas catapulted her into becoming the world’s leading expert in attracting top talent in small businesses—no matter what hiring challenges those businesses are facing—and earned Tap the Potential’s reputation as the go-to resource for entrepreneurs committed to creating Great Places to Work with thriving coaching cultures and highly engaged team members working from strengths.

As The Business Psychologist, and with her years of driving profit in small businesses, Dr. Sabrina knows what it takes to find, keep, and motivate exceptional performance out of your biggest investment—team members.