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February 4, 2014

Celebrate Achievement on Your Team [Podcast]

February 4, 2014 | By | 8 Comments">8 Comments

Last month, I taught about celebrating achievement on CLo.TV and today I’m digging deeper into celebrating your team and how each personality style wants to be recognized for their achievements.

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I’ve been teaching and coaching entrepreneurs for over a decade and we struggle to celebrate. In our entrepreneurial minds, we think, “people should celebrate when I give them a paycheck.” But we’re emotion beings. We want other people to know we did something right. Understanding how to celebrate with your team members in their personality style will not only help them to feel appreciated but motivate them to keep succeeding.

High D’s or I’s want to celebrate in a big way. They want everyone to know about it. They want everyone to hear about it. High S or C people are all about one-on-one affirmation. They want to know, “Did I do a good job?” “Did I take care of people well?”

As a leader or an entrepreneur, you have to understand that your people are starved for celebration. They want to know that they’re doing a good job. They need to know that they’ve actually accomplished something. If you’re not getting out there and talking about them or bragging about them to others, they stuff it down inside and think, “Well, I guess that didn’t mean too much.”

If you want to see a more productive team, get out there and start celebrating them! Celebrate what they’ve accomplished and I can promise you, you’ll start seeing people work harder around your place.

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Need a personality style test or want to dig deeper into communicating with your team? Go to the store and learn more about DISC & VALUES testing as well as the Understanding Personality Styles Video Lesson.

Question: How have you celebrated achievement with your team?

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  • http://sparkvoice.wordpress.com/ DS

    There are tons of tasks to complete, and often we simply move on to the next item without celebrating. It’s draining and it can be disheartening to feel like you never “complete” something.

  • http://jimwoodswrites.com/ Jim Woods

    I like to celebrate with my family by gobbling a donut or two at Krispy Kreme! Yes, I may or may not even wear the little white cardboard hat. It’s a blast. Loved this episode Chris. Thanks for sharing the good word brother!

  • http://www.robbieharper.com/ Robbie Harper

    Good episode Chris! It’s also important to genuinely praise them. I’ve been a part of some teams where our leader was not genuine in his praise. Team members know when you are faking it. Remember all they have done for you. It doesn’t have to be lavish, just genuine.

    • http://www.ChrisLoCurto.com Chris LoCurto

      Dude! I’ve so been there. I used to watch my boss walk down the hallway and a lightbulb would go over his head that he needed to say something nice to me. It was terrible and so disingenuous.

  • Steve Pate

    well today I’m taking them out on a snowmobile tour to say thanks for an awesome winter so far!

    • http://www.ChrisLoCurto.com Chris LoCurto

      HAHAHA…I was going to do the same, but we don’t know what snow is here. Awesome trip Steve!

  • Tina

    Our projects can feel like they run into each other and never end, so it’s important to mark the end of projects with celebrations. Our team celebrates every success milestone with an appropriately sized celebration. Some examples of celebrations we’ve had are lunch at a nice restaurant, movie passes, bowling party during lunch, a day off, and even a cruise.

    • http://www.ChrisLoCurto.com Chris LoCurto

      I love it! It doesn’t have to be big, but the big celebrations are pretty dang cool!