One strategy in The One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson is to build teams through One Minute Praisings.
The idea is simple. Be alert to the efforts and work going on around you. As you notice good things happening, say so. The authors call it “catching someone doing something right.”
I have discussed this idea with many others who have read the book. Most of them had the same reaction: “I don’t praise as much as I should.”
When asked why, the responses varied:
I have a variety of thoughts regarding these obstacles:
We have challenged every leader to model good praising. We are asking you to become more alert, notice the good work that is going on around you and say so when you see it. We will win as a result.