On Friday Matthew and I introduced a group of leaders from the museum and aquarium world to our version of acknowledgment. I was so inspired when one of them raised her hand and said, "That was harder than I thought, I realize that I rarely experience being acknowledged and I have never asked to be." How wonderful that in just 20 minutes we could invite a room full of CEO's, Managers, Presidents, and Directors to take back to their families, their communities and their businesses the power of acknowledgment.
Remember acknowledgement as we share about it is not evidence based, it is not acknowledging someone for anything they did, there need be no evidence. Acknowledgment for us is calling forth a quality, eliciting that quality by acknowledging it, with no evidence. This is an opportunity to create your community, to bring out the best in one another. To acknowledge who you know they are.
What would you love to be acknowledged for?