When you give praise, be specific. Don’t just say, “oh, good job!’ You miss a great opportunity to really reward the behavior that you want. When you want to reward things like grit, determination, attention to detail, great engineering practices, and other positive actions, say exactly that.
Rewarding specific behavior shows your team that you care and you are paying attention.
My leadership nudge to you this week is this:
Find someone on your team that is delivering great results and give some praise. Be specific and let them know exactly what you appreciate!