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

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

3 Reasons to Thank Your Kids

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The end of the school year is around the corner. Working parents juggle camps, day care, and visits to the grandparents while the stay-at-home parent prepares for a summer of activities, pool and park time, and moments of boredom—for the kids, I mean.  That’s the reason now is a good time to think about the things you love about your … Read More

4 Easy Ways to Improve Employee Productivity

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Is your workplace culture one of appreciation and gratitude?  Do employees feel valued by you  and their coworkers? According to many studies, the lack of appreciation is one of the main reasons employees cite for leaving a job. Frequent turnover reduces productivity. Employees who feel unappreciated do not produce their best work. They are not motivated to do any more than … Read More

Surprise Thank You’s!

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Black Friday. Small business Saturday. Cyber Monday. Shop. Shop. Shop. Is it fun? Or is it exhausting? Add some fun to your holidays with these three reasons to give a surprise thank you! Shop ‘til you drop Experience the true meaning of Christmas. Grab your kids, grandkids, sibling, spouse, or parent and have some fun bringing cheer to a stranger. … Read More