Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy. – Norman SchwarzkopfApril 26, 2012
This week’s LDP wine of the week is the impressive Jacobsdal Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
This deep dark ruby wine is a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon variety wine. Lots of fruit with under tones of cigar box and wood spices on the nose. Palate: Rich and full-bodied; velvety, plumy fruit supported by wood spices. A classic wine with good tannin structure and acidity – excellent ageing potential.
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So here are a few tips to improve motivation without spending more money:
1. Recognition/Attention. When your employees accomplish something they have achieved something. Your recognition is appreciation for that achievement. I believe that most managers don’t give enough recognition because they don’t get enough. Therefore, it doesn’t come natural to do it and recognition is free!
2. Applause. A form of recognition yes, but a very specific form. Physically applaud your people by giving them a round of applause for specific achievements. Where? When? The answer is wherever and whenever. At meetings or company-sponsored social gatherings, a luncheon, or in the office. At the end of a shift, before a shift, and whenever possible in the middle of a shift.
Using plaques or trophies is another effective way of applauding your people. Although “wooden applause” is often successfully used in the form of Employee of the Month plaques, more creative ideas are sorely underutilized. Take the time to be creative, matching special accomplishments with unique awards.
3. One-on-One Coaching. Coaching is employee development. Your only cost is time. Time means you care. And remember your people don’t care how much you know… until they know how much you care.
Whenever the emphasis is on positive feedback, I make sure to do this coaching in “public.” Whenever you recognize and encourage people in “public,” it acts as a natural stimulant for others who are close enough to see or hear what’s taking place.
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This interesting wine originate from the Cape Agulhas wine area. It has notes of white pepper and hints of wood spice and berry follow through on the palate. A beautifully integrated and elegant wine with subtle, soft tannins.
Food Pairing: Excellent enjoyed on its own or served with venison (especially if combined with bacon), red meat dishes and wild mushroom risotto.
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