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The Power of Praise in Business -- and How to Do it Right The Esquire guy gives a nod to the power of praise in the workplace -- and makes it clear there are lessons to be learned in both giving and receiving the proverbial pat on the back

By Ross McCammon

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Here's what the psychologists think about praise: "Positive reinforcement works better than punishment."

Here's what the management experts think: "Employee recognition leads to profit."

Here's what the neurologists think: "Dopamine, which is released in the brain any time we hear something we like, is a powerful chemical."

Here's what the psychologists, management experts and neurologists think when someone in a position of power tells them they're doing a great job: "Hell, yeah!" (That, of course, is the dopamine talking.)