refrain from giving praise for good ideas or a job well done simply because
they are jealous. Give a team member praise and the next thing you know,
they are jumping over you on the ladder to success- --that is how they will
That is self
defeating. Recognize good work and you give team members the will to do
better work. Do not recognize it and you feed one of the biggest gripes they
have---Lack of recognition.
The best thing to
do every time is to give credit where credit is due. You will be a better
leader for it and you will win more respect.