"Just Doing My Job"
Really means, “I’m giving it my all because I care.” Give credit when it's least expected.
How often do they know the impression they've made. If it’s memorable, share a story.
You don't need a formal role to say their efforts matter. Share your wisdom with a story.
When someone shows up at just the right time to lend a hand … give them a story.
Firsts of Anything
Applaud those who try new things. Without their leaps of faith there is no progress.
They give back to make the community better. Share a story to show your culture cares.
Wins (and Losses)
Celebrate wins. Find good in losses. Pump up the team for the next one.
If they miss something important outside of work ... they're often taking one for the team.
When they've got your back and rise to the occasion, give them more than class credit. Give them a story.
Be a Voice for Good
You know with a little more "X" this place would rock! Find examples and share a story.
Keep all the balls rolling. Applaud small steps forward and keep the momentum.
It’s validation efforts matter. When the crowd applauds, make sure “everyone” hears it.
Support New Initiatives
Recognize incremental progress that reinforces the positive impact of new priorities and investments.
Use story examples to say why cultural values are so important to you and your organization.
Finish school while working, get promoted. Applaud peer accomplishments outside of work.
Bosses crave joy too. Recognize the small things they do to help the team be great.
Finish a Project
Highlight the positive impact of a well-done project and those who made it happen.
Pure Good Habits
Call out habits taken for granted because they happen all the time ... like good habits should!
Behind every lesson learned there's a story that can make us all better. Be bold and share it.
Purpose in Action
It's electric when everyone believes in a purpose. Recognize those who make it real.
Connect Remote Peers
Just because they're not next door doesn't mean they're not on the team. Pull 'em in with a story.
Welcome Someone New
It feels great to know you're making a splash as someone new. Welcome them with a story.
Applaud Team Spirit
Some show pride when it's needed most. They remind us we belong to something cool.
Build strong relationships with partners by recognizing what you achieve together.
Keep the Crew Together
People leave when they feel under-appreciated. Recognize friends so they stick around.
It’s hard to corral people to get good stuff done. When it happens share why it matters.
When you get more than expected, someone did more than what was expected of them.
Oh Shoot Moments
Made a wrong move but it all worked out. Applaud those who turn things around.
Wearing Many Hats
Some people balance a lot. There's a story in what they accomplish wearing all those hats.
“Where did you learn that?” When surprise skills and talent show up big, give 'em props.
Fun and Laughs
Work too serious? Recognize those who raise the fun factor for everyone.
Easier said than done. When they pull together all the pieces give a story to show it helped.
Because We're Human
Like speeding past a stop sign, we sometimes miss a chance to give credit before it's too late.