Celebrate the Big Stuff and the Small Stuff

Photo by mebrett

Photo by mebrett

Someone asked me recently what some of my accomplishments of the last quarter were.  I should've anticipated the question and been prepared for it, but my brain went blank as I tried to recall the last 3 months.  Have I been properly recognizing my successes?  I think the answer is mostly yes--I just don't want to keep score.  

Celebrating your own success is good (my favorite: fancy dinner with friends).  Celebrating others' successes is even better (I like to surprise people with gifts).  A promotion, a company anniversary, the effort it took to come to the office when things are hard--there are lots of opportunities to acknowledge and celebrate others.  I'm not the only one who thinks so:


How do you recognize your accomplishments?  Other's achievements?

Allison Pollard

I help people discover their agile instincts and develop their coaching abilities. As an agile coach with Improving in Dallas, I enjoy mentoring others to become great Scrum Masters, coaching managers to grow teams that deliver amazing results, and fostering communities that provide sustainability for agile transformations. In my experience, applying agile methods improves delivery, strengthens relationships, and builds trust between business and IT. A big believer in the power of community-based learning, I grew the DFW Scrum user group significantly over the five years I served as an organizer. I am also a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, a foodie, and proud glasses wearer.