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‘The Spark’—An Inside Look at Cirque du Soleil’s Creative Process

June 14, 2013
There’s no single formula for creative success—each of us must unlock the power of our imagination in our own way. READ MORE

Let ACUC’s Keynoters Energize You in New York

May 01, 2013
The credit union movement’s forward-thinking conference will be held June 30-July 3. READ MORE

See you in New York City for the 2013 ACUC

February 26, 2013
Keynote speakers include retired Lt. Col. Robert Darling, who was in the President's bunker on 9/11; best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell; and Cirque du Soleil director of creation Lyn Heward. READ MORE

‘Destroy and Reimagine’

June 24, 2012
CUs can avoid obsolescence and compete with larger competitors by staying true to their “bedrock” values of integrity and service, and connecting with their local communities. READ MORE

Scenes from the Final Day of the ACUC

June 21, 2012
The premiere credit union event came to a close Wednesday. READ MORE

Scenes from Tuesday at the ACUC

June 20, 2012
The premiere annual event for the credit union movement runs through Wednesday. READ MORE

Prepare for ‘Right Moment’ at ACUC

June 01, 2012
Keynoters Shawn Achor, Chris Brogan, Sally Hogshead, Tom Peters and Maj. Dan Rooney will highlight ACUC. READ MORE

Latino CU Conference, ACUC to be held in Conjunction

May 07, 2012
The 7th Latino CU Conference will immediately precede CUNA’s 2012 America’s Credit Union Conference. READ MORE

CU Hero: Last Chance to Vote!

April 15, 2012
You've nominated these four leaders as your CU Heroes and read about their accomplishments in the magazine. Now it's time to select the 2012 CU Hero of the Year. READ MORE

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Great article! Unfortunately, most employees don’t feel valued or appreciated by their supervisors or employers. In fact, research has shown that the predominant reason team members quit their jobs is because they don’t feel valued. This is in spite of the fact that employee recognition programs have proliferated in the workplace – over 90% of all organizations in the U.S. has some form of employee recognition activities in place. But most employee recognition programs are viewed with skepticism and cynicism – because they aren’t viewed as being genuine in their communication of appreciation. Getting the “employee of the month” award, receiving a certificate of recognition, or a “Way to go, team!” email just don’t get the job done. How do you communicate authentic appreciation? We have found people have different ways that they want to be shown appreciation, and if you don’t communicate in the language of appreciation important to them, you essentially “miss the mark”. Additionally, employees need to receive recognition more than once a year at their performance review. Otherwise, they view the praise as “going through the motions”. A third component of authentic appreciation is that the communication has to be about them personally – not the department, not their group, but something they did. Finally, they have to believe that you mean what you say. How you treat them has to match the words you use. If you are not sure how your team members want to be shown appreciation, the Motivating By Appreciation Inventory (www.appreciationatwork.com/assess) will identify the language of appreciation and specific actions preferred by each employee. You then can create a group profile for your team, so everyone knows how to encourage one another. Remember, employees want to know that they are valued for what they contribute to the success of the organization. And communicating authentic appreciation in the ways they desire it can make the difference between keeping your quality team members or having a negative work environment that everyone wants to leave. Paul White, Ph.D., is the co-author of The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace with Dr. Gary Chapman.

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