Fri., December 2, 2011 5:45pm (EST)

WORKING: Sharing Praise
By Joshua Stewart
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Updated: 3 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
A blog reader wrote in to find out how he can make sure the positive feedback he gets from clients is shared not only with his boss but also with upper-level managers at his company. Brandon Smith says the rules are different for these different groups. (Photo Courtesy of <a href=http://www.flickr.com/photos/lokner/4164251472/>Michael Lokner via Flickr</a>.)
A blog reader wrote in to find out how he can make sure the positive feedback he gets from clients is shared not only with his boss but also with upper-level managers at his company. Brandon Smith says the rules are different for these different groups. (Photo Courtesy of Michael Lokner via Flickr.)
One way to get noticed at work is to make sure your boss sees the kudos you receive from others for your efforts. Often, those come by email, which is easy enough to forward.

However, before you hit that “Send” button, workplace and career expert Brandon Smith has some considerations for you – and for the blog reader who wrote in with that question.

He says you especially need to be mindful when you want to pass positive feedback along to someone who is a higher-level manager in your organization.

Brandon Smith teaches about leadership, communication, and workplace culture at Emory University's Goizueta Business School. More of his advice is on his blog and at theworkplacetherapist.com. And while you’re there, ask him your workplace or career question. We might use your question on a future radio segment.