Appreciating Employees @ Holiday Time

happy-employees

So before the holidays, like Thanksgiving, many nice organizations try to do a little something for their employees and let them go home a little early.

It’s a small something that let’s people know they are appreciated, and on top of it, they get to “beat the traffic.”

I heard from someone that one organization was stopping this long time practice, saying that only the very head(s) of the chain of command, could do this for the people…but they didn’t.

Sort of “penny wise and dollar foolish” to take away that little spot-on giving to one’s staff. 

It’s goodwill, appreciation, and kindness that is especially appropriate before the holidays for hardworking and good people. 

One manager told me how their people especially looked forward to this little gesture, and often came to asking about it with such joy.

So the manager told me that they just said before holiday times, “I’m not looking what time you leave today.”

To me that sounded like genuine leadership, where people are not just treated as “human resources,” but instead “human capital”—something to invest in and not just something to use `willy nilly. 😉

(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Waiting For You To Succeed

Waiting For You To Succeed
I love this on the sidewalk this week. 



“The World is Waiting for you to SUCCEED!”



Encouraging, inspiring, motivational, hopeful, purposeful, future-oriented, and more. 



Too often we can focus on the negatives–how hard things are and can be; how many obstacles and challenges there are to getting somewhere; the many failures along the way; the bullies, naysayers, competition, and power-mongers who don’t want us to succeed.



But think about it…



When we overcome all these (with G-d ‘s help), the world is waiting for our success–our contributions, our building blocks, our ideas, inputs, innovations, and creations.



When we succeed in advancing things (and not just doing for self), the world benefits!



We can have a purpose and meaning to our lives–we are part of something bigger and greater than ourselves and our mortality. 



Everyone has to do their part for the world to succeed. 😉



(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)