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Giving Greats: Apprentice, Journeyman, and Master Levels

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We all want to know how we fit, what we are good at, that we are doing well, and that we are appreciated. It’s very easy to support and encourage others to do wonderful work by telling them, frequently, that we appreciate what they do. In our family, we call this “giving greats.”

The simplest–let’s call it the apprentice level–way to give a great is to say, “Thank you.”

The journeyman’s method is to describe specifically what they did and why we appreciated it.

The master’s approach is to recognize and elicit from them the great qualities that they aspire to even before we see evidence of those qualities.


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