As Mark Twain has said: “I can live for two months on a good compliment”. We all appreciate being complimented and we all dislike being criticized, especially when we didn’t asked for. Sincere compliments always please and energize while clumsy criticisms can be harmful and source of demotivation. How do you feel when you are complimented? How do you perform when you are pleased? What do you think about the one who has acknowledged you? Effective leaders get the habit of sincerely complimenting their teams and team members each time it is possible. The habit of complementing means seeking for, acknowledging and making explicit what others have done or do well.