In our non-stop, 24-7 world, it’s all too easy to place immediate focus on your next task at hand and forget to stop and reflect on what’s been achieved. When your team experiences a success, what do you do? Do you brush over these wins, automatically working toward the next goal without an acknowledgement of what has been achieved? Do you share a quick “congratulations” or “good job” and then head back into your office?
Today’s Blog will be about “Celebrating the Wins with you team”
If you ignore the wins of your team, you miss a vital opportunity not only to inspire your team on to even greater successes, but to strengthen your own leadership personal brand in the process.-“Brenda Bence”
Your leadership personal brand – defined as the way others perceive, think, and feel about you as a leader – can make or break your success. It impacts your image, your reputation, your relationships, and your performance. As a result, it will also impact your overall career and your finances. So, if you gloss over your team’s successes without recognition, what does that say about you as a leader? How do you think employees perceive, think, and feel about a leader when their efforts go unappreciated? Those perceptions also reflect on the company as a whole, and that kind of downward spiral can mean losing some of your best team members.
Top 5 reasons why celebrating wins is important for you, your team, and your company-by Brenda Bence
Forces you and your team to concentrate on the positive rather than the negative. Even if your company has taken some hits recently or struggled in a down economy, there are still wins you can celebrate. Give your team a boost by celebrating and reminding them that good things are still happening for the company.
Unifies the team around a positive outcome. If there are members of your team who are struggling to get along, reminding them that they have achieved a common goal helps bring them together.
Motivates your team to continue delivering good work. Employees who feel appreciated and know their efforts have been noticed become even more productive with the next round of projects.
Reminds you that a good, focused, goal-setting process works. You set the goal, create strategies to achieve it, and reach the outcomes you want. This not only delivers the desired results, but it inspires your team to set goals in all areas of their work as well.
Allows you to connect with colleagues and coworkers in a way that is not just work-related. It helps you build a more personal connection with your team – another great way to boost your leadership personal brand.