So many of us are so busy that we sometimes fail to acknowledge our colleagues in the way they deserve. Quite often we don’t seem to have the time, but even more frequently we fail to make positive recognition a habit in our professional and personal lives.

In this three-minute video, Marshall Goldsmith gives some clear tips to help you get into the habit of providing positive feedback in a way that doesn’t take time, produces results, and becomes part of your daily routine.

Unfortunately, for copyright reasons, we are able to make this video available only to employees of Johns Hopkins University, who need to provide their user name and password to see it. Other readers, however, can find a lot of wonderful material that Marshall Goldsmith provides for free on his website.

Marshall Goldsmith has developed a reputation as a practical, insightful, and inspirational thought leader and executive coach. He has authored numerous best-selling books. Every two years, there is a global survey to determine the world’s top 50 business thinkers. In the 2009 survey (sponsored by Forbes and The Times), Goldsmith was ranked as one of the top 15 most influential business thinkers in the world.