How to Train Your Managers to Deliver High-Impact Employee Praise

Tuesday, July 6, 2011 2:00 PM
Speaker: Stephen Meyer, Rapid Learning Institute
Cost: FREE

Experts tell us that we should deliver praise to our employees as often as possible. Recognition is one of the most powerful tools available to improve productivity, moral and loyalty. But giving praise isn’t as simple as it seems — and delivering it the wrong way at the wrong time can actually serve to de-motivate workers.

Fact is, most managers have never been trained how to deliver effective employee praise. As a result, many fail to give praise nearly as much as they should and others assume it’s a simple matter of saying, “nice job” from time to time.

That’s why you’ll find this free webinar so valuable. It’s not just about giving employee praise, it’s about teaching the managers in your organization “how to” deliver effective employee praise.

We invite you to join Steve Meyer, CEO of the Rapid Learning Institute as he discusses:

  • Why the way many managers train their people in management and leadership skills — like how to praise — is so deeply flawed.
  • Why knowledge retention after training is a fraction of what we’d want it to be
  • Examples of situations where “praise” isn’t about praising at all
  • An especially dangerous misuse of praise that could erode your credibility as a manager
  • The secret to ensuring that praise delivers the motivational message you intend it to
  • How to be sure your “praise training” message sticks

About the Speaker: Stephen Meyer is CEO and Director of Learning and Development at the Rapid Learning Institute. Prior to starting the Rapid Learning Institute and its parent company Business 21 in 2002, Steve was the Director of Publishing at The Hay Group, a leading HR, benefits and compensation consulting firm. Prior to that he worked in the publishing industry, where he headed up both editorial and marketing for more than a dozen employee development publications. He was also a reporter at Advertising Age magazine. Meyer received his MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and has a Masters degree from the University of California, San Diego.

The Rapid Learning Institute is dedicated to helping managers become more effective trainers and talent developers. The problem we solve: Most managers aren’t professional trainers and are too busy to make talent development a priority. The RLI’s signature five- to 10-minute “rapid learning” modules, called Quick Takes, help leaders fulfill their training responsibilities by providing ready-to-use tool that let them to replicate the knowledge, skills and attitudes that made them successful, and get results through other people. Key content areas include: Sales, HR, Employment Law Compliance, Leadership and Safety.

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