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Handy, C. (1998).  The Age of Unreason.
"A culture of excitement, of question and experiment, of exploration and adventure cannot survive under a reign of fear. That kind of culture cannot be imposed, it can only be encouraged by demonstrations of warmth for all that is good, by celebration, by investment in individuals beyond the bounds of prudence. That kind of encouragement is only possible if one genuinely cares for the people being encouraged." (p. 233)
McGinnis, A. L. (1985).  Bringing Out the Best in People: How to Enjoy Helping Others Excel.
"Management by Encouragement
Scudder N. Parker once said, 'People have a way of becoming what you encourage them to be—not what you nag them to be.' It is a very basic human need to have someone encourage us and spur us on to higher things." (p. 89)
James, M. (1977).  The OK Boss.
"[Good bosses] know that everyone needs strokes. Some people need more strokes of a certain kind than others. Without these particular strokes, they tend to shrivel up in some way. Their work may go sour, their ideas may become less creative, they may be absent more often, and their errors and poor decisions may increase." (p. 78)

See also: leadership, positiveness, growth, supportiveness, disillusionment

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  • Concept: encouragement
    • preferred: encouragement
    • definition: the expression of approval and support
    • related: leadership
    • related: positiveness
    • related: growth
    • related: supportiveness
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    • keyword-16
    • antonym: disillusionment
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      • in scheme:
      • gloss: the expression of approval and support
      • hyponym of:
      • sense: encouragement
      • synset id: 106691442
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