Not much. That’s what it takes to capture and create a moment of joy. That is Eyoälha Baker’s insight. She photographs people jumping for joy because she knows that “images impact the way we think, feel and interact.” In doing this she actually creates moments of joy. How cool is that? And what is stopping you from doing the same? Not much.
Encourage artistic leaders to create something. Encourage scientific leaders to solve a problem. Encourage interpersonal leaders to bring people together. Or capture them doing that naturally. Then share what you saw, heard or felt from their new creation, solution or connection.
- Make general reference to what you’re acknowledging.
- Make specific reference to what the individual did.
- Highlight the personal qualities that helped the person do what he or she did.
- Point out the resulting benefits to the organization and the person.
That’s what it takes to capture and create a moment of joy. Not much.