Thursday, October 22, 2015
Have you complimented someone today?
These people are more resilient to stress, more resistant to disease and burnout, more creative, and perform better under pressure--as well as being more likely to form a bond with the employer and stay.
Seems kind of obvious, right? Yet, how often do you get or give praise?
They did a study--123 participants were given notes from someone they had a close relationship with. Some were positive (You are a wonderful role model).
Sure enough, those who got nice notes performed better in a mock interview.
To me, this is one for The Big Book of Duh. I sure know the opposite effect--sometimes when I tell friends or even my own kid about my latest cartoon project, they just say it's stupid.
Amazingly it takes effort to shake that off and go forward.