“Catch Someone Doing the Right Thing!”

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11th Dec 2023

“Catching people doing something right” is a concept from the book ‘One Minute Manager’ by Ken Blanchard. It involves recognizing people for their efforts and input.

Too often we only catch people doing the wrong thing. Not because they never do the right thing, but because we are more likely to speak out when something isn’t done the way we like it, than when it is  done the way we like.

Think back to a time when someone caught you doing something right.

How did it make you feel?

When was the last time you caught someone doing something right and praised that person for his or her efforts?

I believe the key to developing employees and building a great organization is to wander around and catch people doing things right.

This is a powerful management concept that isn’t used as often as it should be.

Unfortunately, most leaders tend to focus on the things that are being done wrong so they can fix them.

Catching people doing things right provides satisfaction and motivates good performance.

So remember: give praise immediately, make it specific, and encourage the person to keep up the good work.

This principle can also help relationships flourish at home. If your school-aged child makes his bed or does his homework without being asked, let him know right away that you notice and appreciate his efforts.

Appreciate the good work done by your spouse by giving timely and specific praise and see your relationship flourish

When we shower our praise upon others, we energize them.

It’s a great way to interact with and affirm the people in your life—and it will make you feel good about yourself too.

Whom will you energize with your praise today, this week, this month and in the coming year?

I repeat my most favourite quote, “Be an encourager, there are enough critics already in the world.”

Let’s praise the people doing the good thing & stay blessed forever.