A little recognition goes a long way

Why one award continues to motivate a winner to do that much more (Guest commentary)
By Michael Bach
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/25/2011

Now that it’s officially October, it’s more challenging to recall we did just have a summer. Most of us are back to busy and fully ramped up for the fall quarter. Drinking on a patio is quickly becoming a distant memory and, before we know it, we’ll be “drinking from the fire hose.”

At the best of times, recognition isn’t a strong suit for most people. That said, it’s imperative we take a moment to acknowledge our successes, if only to remind ourselves our work matters and to inspire us to work harder.

In 2009, I was lucky enough to receive a very special recognition that has had a significant impact on my job, my career and my life.