Recognize “glimpses”– the importance of celebrating a seemingly modest bit of progress.

4 Nov

Track coach Bob Timmons wasn’t impressed with his new long-distance running recruits, but then he saw he saw something in a sophomore runner…

… a glimpse.

He started working with that young man to help him develop the ability to take his performance from a “glimpse” to a full performance, and a few years later that young runner, Jim Ryan, set a world record.

Every day in our workplaces there are folks who are working hard. They may not have put it all together, but they may have shown a “glimpse” or two along the way.

Have you seen a “glimpse” recently? If not, do you need to take more time to truly see what’s going on with your team?

Let’s identify and recognize those glimpses, and then work to help our team members build on those glimpses.

Who knows, we just might help develop some world-class performances.

For discussion: where can I focus my attention to see some “glimpses” where I work?

#ThankYouThursday #recognition  #appreciation #gratitude #grateful #inspiration

My employer has created a free site to recognize folks. Use it as often as you would like! Give some appreciation, right now:

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