"The Power of Acknowledgement" offers a simple yet important message to help readers spread positive feedback that will enhance their lives and the lives of the people around them."
- Marci Shimoff, Co-author, Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul,
Featured teacher in hit film, The Secret
“Acknowledgment of a project team, individually and in a group setting is as important as planning a project. Project team members need recognition and acknowledgment for the work they do and their commitment to success. Umlas’ book can put project managers on a fast track to enhancing team performance through reinforcement of principles that we should clearly already know. Acknowledgment is a catalyst for great performance.”
- Frank Saladis, PMP, Senior Project Management Instructor
“I experienced first hand ‘the power of acknowledgment [after missing a connecting flight]. People were mad, frustrated and started a shouting match at the United Airlines service desk. When my turn came, I acknowledged the agent’s hard work, sense of service and her efforts to get us out of a bad situation. I immediately saw a look of surprise on her face, an easing of tensions and a smile not only in my agent but also in others working next to her…Acknowledgment appears to be a fundamental human element in our relationships with one another. Thank you for introducing me to this powerful concept.”
- Shakir Zuberi, PMP President - Project-Management International
"I have always tried to practice formal acknowledgment, and feel I am skilled in that art form, but need to improve my skills at face-to-face acknowledgment. Through her book, The Power of Acknowledgment, Judith Umlas has given me the encouragement to be unafraid to voice appreciation more readily. My thanks for an inspirational book.
- Janet Dyke, PMP, APMC, Worldwide Project Management Office, Area Manager - Project Management AT&T Oklahoma
"After reading this book I immediately started looking at ways to acknowledge people. I see the value in it and this book helps you see yourself doing it, and the reminder is good. I could recommend this book to so many people."
- Perry Morgan, CFO, Marietta Corporation, Cortland, NY
"The Power of Acknowledgment, what a great little book! I have found it to be a good motivator for me to acknowledge folks around me."
- Ida Beal Harding, PMP, Trustee, PMI Los Angeles Chapter
“Motivating Teams has always been a challenge. Judith Umlas’ book will provide you with authentic and powerful techniques for maximizing the potential of your team.”
- Harold Kerzner, Ph.D
"Everyone likes to be thanked or praised for what they do. Not only do you make the other people feel good, you also feel good too. It is sad that so many people do not do that, and it does not cost a penny. Everyone should read this book and put it into practice. Then the world would be a much better place."
- Sarah Scriven, English teacher, Buenos Aires, Argentina
"Immediately after reading The Power of Acknowledgment I started using the principles. After a grueling hour of dental work I told my dentist how much I appreciated the extra time and care he gave me! Since he is probably not used to hearing such acknowledgment, he was totally shocked and delighted!"
- Lena Randall, grandmother and homemaker