A Laugh, A Lesson, and a Blessing
by Mildred and Doug Ramsey at positivepresentations.com
People Skill #4
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Hello Friends!!!!

November focus: This month we will review the 4th of 12 people skills from the Super Supervisor video series; "Motivating with Respect and Recognition". Let's all make a special effort this holiday season to recognize our families and be thankful.

From Super Supervisor 1 video
1. Getting response instead of reaction from subordinates.
2. Meeting the emotional needs of today's workers

3. Building Good Will .........good will=good works
4. Motivating with Respect and Recognition (this month)
5. Being a Role Model
6. Operating in the Positive Zone
From Super Supervisor 2 video
7 . Looking like a Leader Acting like a winner
8 . Managing the Superior/Subordinate Factor
9 . Creating a team spirit with the will to win
10. Winning your People's Minds
11. The Magic in using the light touch
12. Building Unity in the Workplace


A Mildred Moment.....A LAUGH Some folks don't even recognize themselves....A LESSON ...Tips on Motivation plus a story... A BLESSING. .......a story of how Blessings return to you.

We Got Mail ........From You. A recommendation from Jessee Lewis, COO of Food City for a standard desk reference for grocery chain supervisors.

WHAT'S UP and WHAT's NEW The Holiday Employee Recognition Special improve company morale with this Super gift deal......A New free download "The Super Supervisor People Skill Test"...a self assessment.

A Mildred Moment.................

A LAUGH : ....

On recognizing yourself ???????.

Our former president, Bill Clinton was visiting a nursing home in Arkansas. He leaned over into an elderly man's face and said, "Do you know who I am?" The old man replied, "no but if you will go up to the front desk, they will tell you".

On how much to tip.

A man was eating a meal at a restaurant. He checks his pockets and leaves his tip -- three pennies. As he strides toward the door, his waitress muses, only half to herself, "You know, you can tell a lot about a man by the tip he leaves."

The man turns around, curiosity getting the better of him. "Oh, really? Tell me, what does my tip say?"

"Well, this penny tells me you're a thrifty man."

Barely able to conceal his pride, the man utters, "Hmm, true enough."

"And this penny, it tells me you're a bachelor."

Surprised at her perception, he says, "Well, that's true, too."

"And the third penny tells me that your father was one, too."

A LESSON:"Motivating with Recognition and Respect".

Always Remember !!!!!!!!!!

All your employees are wearing an invisible sign around their necks that says.

"Make me feel important!"

Recognize them with Respect and Recognition.

PS (We are all wearing this sign)

Did you know all your employees are wearing an invisible sign around their necks.  MAKE ME FEEL IMPORTANT

Tips from the Super Supervisor 1 video.

  • As soon as possible every day cycle your department and nod, smile and speak to every employee. Recognize their presence on the job just fort being there.
  • Call them by their name at least once per week.
  • Recognize Family priorities.
  • Recognize ordinary abilities as well as extraordinary ones. Be specific and sincere.
  • Recognize employee's feeling especially when you sense something is bothering them.

Below is a true story that proves recognition and making someone feel important works at home:

Last year when I spoke at a women's conference in Anderson, SC a lady walked up to me and said, "My husband came home from one of your seminars a changed man", I said ,"Oh?, tell me about it." She continued, "He sat me down and told me how much he appreciated me, that I was the most important thing in his life", and he apologized for taking me for granted." She went on, "It has been like a honeymoon around our house ever since and is still going on!" I asked how long and she said, "over 6 months, and since I handle the finances in the family, he has a lot more "walking around" money than he did before". We all had a good laugh, and I told her I hoped the honeymoon would last a lifetime.

This incident reminded me again of the little 4 word sermon I preach to my male audiences?..Happy wife??.Happy life!



A true story on motivation

At a meeting in Morristown, Tennessee one of the attendees waited until everybody else had left. He wanted to talk to me. "Do you remember that story you told in your video about the supervisor who sent a cake to an employee's home when her husband died?" I said "Yes". He said, "Our Company showed that tape to all the management team. I just wanted to share with you that I did the same thing a few weeks ago when one of my people had a death in the family. It happened to be a problem employee, and this act on my part turned a bad relationship into a good one, it turned an unproductive employee into a positive one, and made me a better supervisor! I am more aware of people's "feelings". I had never done anything like that in the past, but I'm sure I will in the future. I just wanted to thank you for putting that on your tape.

WOW! The best blessing in the world is finding out that you have been a blessing!


WE GOT MAIL......From You!

Super Supervisor Book is a standard reference at grocery chain

From: Jesse Lewis, chief Operating Officer at Food City.
Mildred, as I stated at the meeting with our people, I have read management books by the great gurus such as Peter Drucker, Jim Collins, Jack Welch, Tom Petereson, but no book has ever meant as much to me as The Super Supervisor. We use it as a text book in our supervisory training and every supervisor in our company has a copy

Thank you Mr Lewis and happy Thanksgiving to all!


Holiday Employee Recognition Special:

A Winner Warts and All

ATTENTION EMPLOYERS! Recognize your employees this Holiday Season. Would you like boost overall company morale and recognize all your employees!? If so, take advantage of our Holiday Special and give each of them an autographed copy of my newest motivational book, "A Winner Warts and All"? Buy one, get one free! That means if you purchase 50 or more they would be only $2.50 each. ($8.95 on Amazon.com). Blessings guaranteed....Overnight delivery till Dec 23rd.
  • NEW or coming soon on our WEBSITE.
    • New free downloads:
    • The Super Supervisor People Skill test. this self assessment instrument may be useful in your training to help supervisors identify some of the 12 supervisory people skills that need some improvement.
    • Last month we released this free download. .............Open discussion of the employee triangle can provoke a great learning experience. We have scanned it from the Super Supervisor book (page 31) and it is available for download by following this link. Employee Triangle. (right click on the image and select save as to put it on your hard drive)
    • We are excited about some new products are in development to be released soon. In the meantime, by popular request, we have extended the special on the Set of all 3 Seminar Videos; Super Supervisor 1 and 2 video A Winner Warts and All video 10 free Sets of companion books (Super Supervisor and Winner Warts and all)

Super Supervisor 1 and 2 and A Winner Warts and All

We welcome your comments and suggestions. Please send any Super Supervising or training stories or leadership inspiring ideas. You can email us at mildred@positivepresentations.com.

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