This post is a wild ride today – even for me.
A blog post on today’s HBR Blog Network entitled “Our Dangerous Obsession with External Recognition” suggests that many of us have traded a desire to be recognized for adding value to an organization – and to ourselvesç for an unending, and unceasing quest for almost any kind of external recognition.
It is this kind of thinking I believe gets inside the heads of many executives when you hear them talk about why they don’t give more recognition at work. They are saying – without articulating it as well as
the author of today’s HBR post – “I will recognize you – just do SOMETHING that deserves recognition.”
Read the whole post over at Symbolist (an FOT contributor blog).