Lessons for Leaders 65: Why You Must Celebrate Success

Jul 29, 2021 | Lessons for Leaders, Podcasts

On this podcast episode I’m sharing why you must celebrate success with your teams and for yourself.

We can often forget to celebrate successes and this can have a negative impact on our teams, on mindset and even wellbeing.

We can create a downward spiral of negativity and a “what’s the point” attitude if no-one is ever thanked or has the opportunity to celebrate success.

Therefore, celebrating success in the workplace and in our adult lives also means we can boost confidence, motivation and self esteem too.

Why You Must Celebrate Success

We can often forget to celebrate successes and this can have a negative impact on our teams.   Listen in for 4 key areas that are impacted – in a good way – when we celebrate success. There’s tips and ideas to help you think about how you can quickly and easily and celebrate successes within your workplace or your team.

Why must we celebrate success?

Recognizing wins and achievements —even small ones—and setting aside time to celebrate success are very important parts of the job of leadership

Listen in for 4 key areas that are impacted – in a good way – when we celebrate success.

Celebrate success to create connections and improved relationships

Festive moments, parties, lunches, nights out give people a way to deepen their relationships outside of work boundaries. They improve the sense of connection between team members.

There’s tips and ideas to help you think about how you can quickly and easily and celebrate successes within your workplace or your team.

Celebrating Success Enhances work Values

Apparently the no 1 reason people are unhappy isn’t about their pay it’s about how valued they feel.  When leaders and managers don’t acknowledge a persons’ contribution, effort, progress, help or support, then people get to the why bother attitude.

This creates disengagement, low performance, poor productivity and attrition.  How much does all that cost the company or the department?

Focus on the achievement

By celebrating successes you’re uplifting the positivity in the team.  You’re helping them to keep their eye on the things that go well rather than the things that are not done or that didn’t go well.  Instead we’re focussing on achievement.

In the fast paced world that we have, often things get started and never finished, or overtaken by events.  One of the biggest things I hear is that people don’t get a sense of achievement any more.  Focus on the achievements to improve culture and job satisfaction.

Celebrating Success Inspires Others

How many times have you listened to someone’s story, read an autobiography, watched a documentary about someone?  Getting to know how others created and achieved their success is inspiring to others.  You can do that within your team and your organisation too.

Listen in to a great example of a client who was forgetting to celebrate success.

We often talk about carrot or stick approach to motivation.  I don’t need to explain about how much effort it would take you as a manager or leaders to keep beating a stick at someone.  Compare it to how much effort it will take for you to dangle a carrot and have them do the work to reach the carrot.

Don’t let the different way of working stop you seeing successes.

Apparently the no 1 reason people are unhappy isn’t about their pay it’s about how valued they feel.  When leaders and managers don’t acknowledge a persons’ contribution, effort, progress, help or support, then people get to the why bother attitude.

By celebrating successes you’re uplifting the positivity in the team.  You’re helping them to keep their eye on the things that go well rather than the things that are not done or that didn’t go well.  Instead we’re focussing on achievement.

Any questions on this, drop me an email at emma@emmalangton.com

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This post discusses: coaching, leadership, wellbeing
Emma Langton

Emma Langton

Executive Leadership Coach

Emma hosts the Lessons for Leaders podcast. Each week she brings you lessons, learnings, tips and advice to enable you to lead with ease in business, without stress, doubt and overwhelm so that I help you to increase your performance, be resilient and thrive in life. Emma has been providing coaching, training and therapeutic support for executives since setting up her business in 2011. Prior to that she spent over 20 years with people at the top of national and multi-national training and communication businesses.

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