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What I like about your (idea, work, behavior) is ______. What would make me like it even more is _______.

When to say it? When you’re dealing with a particularly sensitive employee and you want to keep the interaction positive.

How to say it?Give meaningful, specific examples of what you like, and explain why. Then deliver the follow-up (“What would make me like it even more … “) which will come across as encouragement.


Source: Caroline Webb, author of How To Have A Good Day: Harness The Power Of Behavioral Science To Transform Your Working Life

 

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This article originally appeared in the February 2017 edition of INSTORE.

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Thinking of Liquidating? Think: Wilkerson

When Peter Reines, owner of Reines Jewelers in Charlottesville, VA, decided it was time to turn over the “reins” of his 45-year-old business to Jessica and Kevin Rogers, he chose Wilkerson to run his liquidation sale. It was, he says, the best way to maximize the return on his decades-long investment in fine jewelry. Now, with new owners at the helm, Reines can relax knowing that the sale was a success, and his new life is financially secure. And he’s glad he partnered with Wilkerson for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. “There’s just no way one person or company could run a sale the way we did,” he says.

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Say This to Make a Point to a Sensitive Employee

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Say This to Make a Point to a Sensitive Employee

What I like about your (idea, work, behavior) is ______. What would make me like it even more is _______.

When to say it? When you’re dealing with a particularly sensitive employee and you want to keep the interaction positive.

How to say it?Give meaningful, specific examples of what you like, and explain why. Then deliver the follow-up (“What would make me like it even more … “) which will come across as encouragement.


Source: Caroline Webb, author of How To Have A Good Day: Harness The Power Of Behavioral Science To Transform Your Working Life

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This article originally appeared in the February 2017 edition of INSTORE.

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SPONSORED VIDEO

Thinking of Liquidating? Think: Wilkerson

When Peter Reines, owner of Reines Jewelers in Charlottesville, VA, decided it was time to turn over the “reins” of his 45-year-old business to Jessica and Kevin Rogers, he chose Wilkerson to run his liquidation sale. It was, he says, the best way to maximize the return on his decades-long investment in fine jewelry. Now, with new owners at the helm, Reines can relax knowing that the sale was a success, and his new life is financially secure. And he’s glad he partnered with Wilkerson for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. “There’s just no way one person or company could run a sale the way we did,” he says.

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