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Enna on Leadership….The Power of Appreciation — September 6, 2013

Enna on Leadership….The Power of Appreciation

Leaders, please don’t underestimate the POWER of appreciation and validation!  In this season of reduced budgets, doing more with less, and shrinking resources we need people to do MORE even though we can’t always pay them what they are worth. Fact of the matter is, we need some folks willing to run the extra mile for us.  One of the ways we can get that is to say THANK YOU.  Say it loud, say it often, write it, email it, post it, by whatever means you can, communicate your gratitude.  If possible communicate it up the food chain.  Affirming your approval and appreciation of a person’s efforts, input, and attitude speaks volumes.  When a person knows that you value their contributions it makes a huge difference.  In this age of email and voice mail we have gotten away from hand written communication.  I find that a personal note, handwritten, is highly valued by a team member because it takes a little more time and effort to whip out the pen and paper than it does to bang away on a keyboard and push send.  However you do it, just get it done! Add saying thank you to your weekly list of “things to do.”  Make it a point to thank someone everyday for their contribution.  This works in the professional and personal worlds we inhabit.

30 SECONDS ON LEADERSHIP…..SEND THE ICE CREAM TRUCK — August 28, 2013

30 SECONDS ON LEADERSHIP…..SEND THE ICE CREAM TRUCK

Today my employer sent the ice cream truck to our main building. Every employee was welcomed to come out and partake in a sweet treat. The ice cream truck is making stops at all of our locations today.  What’s GREAT is that it is giving all levels of staff an informal opportunity to mix and mingle in a stress free zone…I saw smiles on people I didn’t know could smile.  Consider an activity that gives people an opportunity to exhale and feel valued.  It doesn’t have to take all day or cost a fortune. It does have to say “I appreciate you.” ~Enna B

Leaders Express Your Gratitude! —