"Just Doing My Job"
It really means, “I’m working hard because I care about my work.” Give credit when it's least expected.
Ready to Go
When they dive into a project full steam ahead and ready to win - share why it matters.
You don't need to be a formal mentor to show someone their efforts matter. Share your wisdom with a story.
When someone shows up at just the right time to lend a hand … share the story to inspire others.
Firsts of Anything
Applaud those who try new things. Without their leaps of faith there is often little progress.
They give back to make the community better. Share a story to show acknowledge the impact.
Wins (and Losses)
Celebrate wins big and small. Find the lesson in losses. Motivate the team keep that winning spirit.
If they miss something important outside of work ... they're often taking one for the team. Make it matter.
When they rise to the occasion give them more than class credit. Give them a story that builds their brand.
Voice on Values
You know with a little more "X" you can thrive and the team can win. Share stories of values in action.
Keep all the balls rolling toward the goal. Applaud small steps forward and keep the momentum.
It’s validation your efforts matter. When customers call out the good, make sure “everyone” hears it.
Change is Good
Recognize incremental progress and the positive impact of new priorities and investments.
Use story examples to say why company values are so important to you and your organization.
They finished school while working full-time. Not easy. Applaud accomplishments outside of work.
Bosses crave happiness too. Share a story about the small things they do to help the team grow.
Highlight the positive impact of a completed project and keys to success that others and learn from.
Pure Good Habits
Good habits are too often taken for granted ... highlight examples of good habits that lead to great work.
A Lesson Learned
Behind every lesson learned there's a story that can make more people better. Be bold and share it.
Energy in the Room
Bottle-up and share moments when the team’s raw energy causes good things to happen.
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.
It feels great to know you're making a splash. Surprise someone new with a story about their immediate impact.
Showing Team Colors
Some show pride when it's needed most. They remind us we belong to something cool.
Capture examples of making progress with partners. Share a story and build strong relationships.
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 what’s expected, share the moment with a story that makes it clear why it matters.
Made the wrong move but it all worked out. Applaud those who turn things around for the better.
Wearing Many Hats
Some people balance a bunch and wear a lot of hats. Show those hidden talents and how they help.
“Where did you learn that?” When surprise skills and hidden talents emerge, give 'em props with a story.
Fun and Laughs
Fun is a competitive advantage. Boring is bad. Recognize those who raise the fun factor for everyone.
Easier said than done. When they pull together all the pieces at work share a story to show it helped.
Stop and Thank
Sometimes we move to fast and miss the signs. Stop to give credit before it's too late.