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Discretionary Energy
by Dr. Rick Johnson
March 01, 2013

How Do You Release Discretionary Energy in Your Employees? ------ What is discretionary energy? Discretionary energy is the energy an employee uses Online Outlet, Cheap Replica Watches UK Store, Swiss Replica Watches Sale, Free UK Shipping!! when going above and beyond the call of duty to complete a task or get the job done. Every employee has discretionary energy. The amount of energy released and employed at work depends on their attitude, how well they enjoy being at work, how they are treated and how they feel about the company. Discretionary energy can be the difference between doing what is expected and performing in an outstanding manner. Consequently, our people skills and leadership skills play a paramount role in determining whether employees give freely of their discretionary energy. Does that mean that we must let the inmates run the asylum and do whatever they want to make them happy? Of course not. But, it does mean that we must utilize effective leadership skills in dealing with issues, problems and just day to day training, coaching and mentoring. Here’s an example; Telling a person what he is doing wrong is not specific enough. Eliminating undesirable behavior without providing a replica bottega veneta handbags new substitute pattern leaves the worker open to learn another undesirable set of responses and will encourage him to withhold his discretionary energy. He may even become demotivated or resentful. It is better to comment on improvement in performance than to comment on the employee’s failure to meet goals. This can be accomplished by: • Frequent feedback • Reinforcing small approximations to the desired goal, gradually increasing the number of steps necessary to obtain the positive reinforcement • Evaluations should be given for good performance and without too much time delay • Employees deserve to know how they are doing no less than on a monthly basis You want every employee to release their discretionary energy at work to improve their individual performance and as a result improve company performance. The last thing you want is for an employee to do exactly what you Swiss replica watches for sale are the ones that can perform many different functions.
tell them to do. Individual initiative is the fuel of competitive advantage and competitive advantage creates profit. Being a mentor or just using effective coaching techniques is key to getting employees to release their discretionary energy. Of course, it all starts with Respect & Trust. Make no mistake ----- Employees will not start trusting you until you start trusting the employee. Employees will not start respecting you until you start respecting the employee. www.ceostrategist.com – Sign up to receive “The Howl” a free monthly newsletter that addresses real Online Outlet, Cheap Replica Watches UK Store, Swiss Replica Watches Sale, Free UK Shipping!! world industry issues. – Straight talk about today’s issues. Rick Johnson, expert speaker, wholesale distribution’s “Leadership Strategist”, founder of CEO Strategist, LLC a firm that helps clients create and maintain competitive advantage. Need a speaker for your next event, E-mail rick@ceostrategist.com. Don’t forget to check out the Lead Wolf Series that can help you put more profit into your business. E-mail rick@ceostrategist.com for your special Howl discount order form.