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How do you deal with an employee who is always fishing for compliments? I manage six people, and one is always telling me about something good that she did. After I compliment her, she is happy and goes back to work. It's getting a little tiring. Do you have any suggestions?

When you have an employee who is fishing for compliments, take the bait and give her the recognition she seeks. If this is what it takes to keep her spirits and productivity up, it's a small price to pay.

One of the most effective ways to manage your team is to get to know your players as individuals and try to tailor a managerial style that meets their needs. Employees bring all sorts of motivations to the job, and the better you understand them and incorporate them into your leadership approach, the more productive and satisfied your employees will be, and the more successful you and your department will be.

You have an employee who has a strong need for attention and recognition. From the motivational standpoint, the best approach is to help her understand that when she performs successfully on the job, she will get the positive reinforcement she seeks. This is a compelling way to make the work highly motivational for her.

While you may be tired of giving compliments, she obviously never tires of hearing them. And, that probably applies to many of your employees.

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