People at Work
People at Work
Jan 13, 2020
Recognition is most powerful in small doses says Matt Thieleman
Play • 35 min

“I really don’t like being recognized for my contributions,” said no-one ever. Well, maybe some of us don’t like public recognition, but I’m certain that everyone likes kudos in some shape or form from peers or managers. 

Matt Thieleman tends to agree. As a leadership coach, he values recognition as one of the most critical things that you can do to improve your relationships and keep everyone on track in your team. And while big milestone celebrations are important, it’s really the day-to-day thank yous, shout-outs, and high-fives that have the most impact.

In this conversation on People at Work, Matt and I talk about the importance of recognition in an engaged workforce, how leaders need to start with self, and the role of values in building purpose-driven cultures with microdoses of recognition. In the spirit of the topic, I’d like to recognize Matt for how he’s helping create happier workplaces, and I appreciate your interest in our podcast!

About our guest:

Matt is a leadership coach who helps leaders and teams unleash their awesome on the world by stepping into their purpose. He's grateful for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for inspiring his journey into mindfulness and meditation.

Connect with Matt on LinkedIn at or Twitter @thieleman1.


Matt's TEDx Talk on Why the world needs mindful leaders

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