6 Steps to a Happier 2018

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Are you facing 2018 feeling stretched too thin?  Are the demands at work and home weighing heavy?  Not enough hours in the day to accomplish all you need to do?  Maybe it is time you gave yourself a gift that you and others will appreciate. Continue the Christmas spirit and give yourself the gift of time. Time for you and … Read More

Have a Grateful Christmas!

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May Christmas day bring memories of times with friends and family, past and present, as you make new memories while celebrating the joys and blessings of Christmas. Take time to reflect on an experience that gave you a reason to feel grateful. Share the story with the family. Or make a list of things you for which you are grateful. … Read More

“You Like Me, You Really Like Me”

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Words of Gratitude Trump Money

Have you heard this quote? Do you remember who said it? Most people respond, “Sally Field.” Some may remember her 1984 Oscar winning performance as Norma Ray in the movie, “Places in the Heart.” Even people who were born after 1985 know this phrase, having heard it in parodies and quotes. Are you ready for the truth? Sally Field never … Read More

Grateful People – Why We Like Them!

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There is a reason why grateful people are more likable than others. They take time to step back and put others before themselves—in a healthy way. Last time we talked about how gratitude can make you more likable. But WHY do we like grateful people? 1. Grateful people make good teammates. They pitch in with a sense of gratitude and … Read More

5 Ways Gratitude Makes You More Likable

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Are you the person people feel drawn to? The person who makes everyone feel at ease and welcome? The one everyone enjoys being around? Do you know someone like this? Maybe it is you. If not, it could be. How can we do this? One way is to be grateful. Developing an attitude of gratitude leads to a more likable … Read More

The Art of Writing a Professional Thank You Note

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Are Thank You Notes Necessary? You may think thank you notes are a relic from the past. However, many employers and influential people disagree. This week I attended the Association for Women In Communication (AWC) Empowerment Summit where several Vice Presidents, CEO’s and other influential leaders emphasized the importance of sending a well-written thank you note. Why should you send … Read More

Grateful for Millennials

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Last week, I had the opportunity to speak to more than 100 Millennials — high school juniors and seniors — about gratitude and how to write thank you notes. It was a gratifying experience. Millennials today. Despite generational stereotypes, each one actively listened, participated, asked probing questions and responded to my questions. They were engaged. I did not see one cell … Read More

Does Gender Affect How We Show & Receive Appreciation?

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Do you think women are naturally more appreciative than men? Does nature versus nurture play a role in our ability to express gratitude or accept appreciation? In previous post, I spoke about how important workplace appreciation and recognition are for business success. Today, I’m exploring the differences in how each gender experiences these aspects. Research is relatively new on this topic … Read More

5 Solid Recognition Appreciation Stats

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Is it a challenge to get recognition included in the budget? Do you or leadership question the value and return on the investment of time, money, and effort? Many recognition appreciation stats and studies support the power of gratitude in the workplace. If you are questioning what gratitude has to do with appreciation and recognition, discover the connection here. Darcy … Read More

Employee Recognition Appreciation Combo!

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5 Surefire Ways To Rock Recognition The best plan engages both appreciation and recognition. It recognizes top performers through appreciation. I call it the 1 2 3 RAP! 1 Recognize. Appreciate. Plan. 2 Recognize. Appreciate. Plan. 3 Repeat 1 and 2. Get Started With Employee Recognition/Appreciation Combos for RAPping 1. Write a note to the individual recognizing them for a … Read More