Leadership Training: Why Punishment Doesn’t Work (Video Blog)
Date: January 30th, 2012
If you have ever been on the receiving end of punishment (which most of us have), you know how ineffective it can be. Bill Stinnett, Ph.D. (L.E.T. Master Trainer) explains that in the workplace there are so many conditions that have to be met for punishment to be effective, that it is just about useless. The best leadership training will help leaders create an environment where people want to do their job without the existence or threat of punishment. And how do you create this work environment? When leaders Active Listen to their team; confront individuals in a constructive, respectful way and in regards to specific behavior that is not productive to the organization; include team members in the decision-making process; and send I-Messages to let others know they are appreciated and an important part of the organization – this all helps create an environment where punishment is unnecessary.
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