Recognising The Power Of Words Of Appreciation!


We all need attention from someone we value or care about. From toddlers to the elderly, seeking attention is one of our basic needs.  We love to demonstrate our effort, expertise, courage, commitment or any other qualities. It is human nature to seek validation, acknowledgement and appreciation from others. It satisfies our ego, boosts our confidence, and releases good hormones.

In business, our team members and employees have the same needs. So, as leaders, why not actively observe our staff and present them with words of appreciation? We must be genuine in our attempt though.

We personally are not different either. Our egos are seeking words of appreciation too. We must not expect it from our staff or team members though. We should rather be careful if they are coming from our staff. Who knows they are rather words of flattery to satisfy someone’s own personal/political agenda?