Symbols of Achievement

Merit Badge Recognition

June 28, 2021

My perspective about recognition has two dimensions.  The first is to mark an achievement, milestones or culture events. The second is for the physical symbol or award to have artistic originality. In other words, to have meaning beyond the intrinsic cost. One of my favorite recognition program concepts is the idea of honoring success that […]

Bronze-Silver-Gold at Work

May 5, 2020

The beauty and story behind the creation of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic medals reminded me of the significance and symbolism of the bronze-silver-gold triad in athletic competitions. Just a thought: apply the same symbolism for excellence and winning at work. For example, where there are corporate-wide excellence standards at your company, set bronze-silver-gold performance qualification metrics. If […]