I would maintain that thanks
— Gilbert K. Chesterton
Greetings, Inspired Travelers!
When was the last time you called each of your employees into your office - by themselves - to thank them? No lectures. No critiques. No additional work requests. Just a simple and from-the-heart thank you? Hmmm…
At this time of the year, we give thanks for all that we have received. And thanking others for their contributions is a part of that thanks-giving. Don’t have the time? Well, then, honestly, why try to lead? Without an honest thank you, people do not feel appreciated, morale drops and productivity declines. And building loyalty? Not so much!
Research shows that turnover is reduced when people work for people they like; for managers who make time for them and sincerely care about them as human beings. Being appreciated forms a firm foundation of trust and an emotional connection that fuels the spirit at work. These are the relationships that improve performance and teamwork.
We work together, as a team, focused on a common goal, but, at the end of the day, we are all human beings. We need purpose and we need the community to recognize a job well done.
So, leaders, as you read this, please know that I am thankful for your faithful reading of these newsletters and your commitment to life-long learning. Isn’t it time to thank your team? One at a time, individually, with space and time set aside, to offer an authentic thank you? You will be amazed at how good it feels - for both of you!
May you and those you love gather around tables and conference rooms and offer thanks for the blessings of the year. And know that I am thankful for all of you!
Be Magnificent! Have an Inspirational Day!
We are thankful for those who honor our work by allowing us to serve. We would love to support your work in the new year. Give us a call at 215 260 1611 or drop us a line at WeInspire@InspirationInProgress.com - we’ll be thankful for the conversation!