Recognition is a strong motivator. Yesterday I submitted a Society for Technical Communication (STC) Associate Fellow application on behalf of an esteemed colleague. She is deserving of this honorary rank in our Society, as she has consistently told the STC story as she journeys forth in her quest for lifelong learning.
An STC Associate Fellow is a Senior Member who has been formally recognized by the Society for having attained distinction in the field of technical communication.
Associate Fellows have accomplished one or more of the following:
- Been responsible for important work in the field of technical communication.
- Done notable original work that has contributed to the advancement of technical communication.
- Made significant contributions to the Society and helped to tell STC’s powerful story.
My own path to Associate Fellow is published on the STC Notebook at http://notebook.stc.org/path-to-associate-fellow-barrie-byron-2010/
I get a lot out of recognizing excellence and demonstrating appreciation. I’ve nominated four individuals for honorary ranks. Earlier this summer, I nominated a professional colleague for a company award, and she was so appreciative of the recognition for her excellence. When is the last time that you nominated a peer? or submitted a colleague for recognition?