Great Recognition – Inc Magazine Top 100 Great Leadership Speakers
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I am deeply honoured and grateful for the recognition and acknowledgement.
One day I was chatting with one of the CEO’s that I mentoring. She is an esteemed leader in her industry, a person so many look up to, and for that reason what she said next might surprise you…
“As a leader I have always believed that it is not only important, it’s vital to recognize both privately and publicly the people around me for who they are and for their achievements” I could hear in her vocal inflection that there was more. There was a softening in her voice as she continued; “What’s interesting, is that the higher a person climbs, the more people seem to think that those notes, and supportive words of acknowledgement don’t matter.”
We were discussing that after many years in her industry she said was being given an honour, a recognition for her impact of that industry. She the above because I asked her if receiving this accolade mattered, if it had any real impact on her. She finished what she was saying with these few words of wisdom…
“Yes, I am successful, yes I am well achieved. However, what so many people forget is that we are all human. We all, at least secretly need love and acknowledgement, and I learned that as a leader I must not take such things for granted, I must value every single acknowledgement and use it to self recognize what I’ve achieved. But more importantly, I must allow myself to feel it and show those feelings because that is the example I want to give, and that’s why I take the time to recognize and acknowledge my own people.”