Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Gratitude Lifts Attitude

Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude.

In business we can be thankful for so many things; we appreciate our clients /customers, our partners, our shareholders, our employees, our suppliers, the list can be plentiful.

One strategic way that we can show our appreciation is by bragging, not about ourselves,  but about those who help us grow and secure our business. Specifically people who may be our strategic partners, referral teams, and networking colleagues.

Pick one person, just one, and throughout this Thanksgiving holiday season brag to others about this person using the specific points answered in the following three questions.

1. What strengths do you see in this person?

2. What specific contributions has this person made to help you grow your business?

3.  How does this person bolster a positive environment?

You will find that bragging about others will benefit their credibility and yours.
Your gratitude will lift your attitude resulting in a more fulfilling Thanksgiving holiday season.


Thursday, November 13, 2014

How to Become a CFO

Not a Chief Financial Officer...I'm talking  "Chief Fun Officer" *

Many years ago, a very wise mentor of mine said. "When it comes to work, if you are not having fun... well, that's your fault!"
We all need to become our own CFO.
Below are some unique quotes about work and having fun:

" I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours."
- Leslie Nielsen

"When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: 'Whose?' "
- Don Marquis

" Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing."  --Theodore Roosevelt

"It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man."
-Benjamin Franklin

"There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is having lots to do and not doing it.".
-Andrew Jackson

"People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing."
- Dale Carnegie

"I never drink coffee at work...mainly because it keeps me awake."
- Unknown

"I don't feel bad about online shopping at work, it's the only place I can spend money WHILE I make it."
- Anonymous

"I always give 100% at work: 10% Monday, 23% Tuesday, 40% Wednesday, 22% Thursday, 5 % Friday!"
- Grazer

* Leadership Freak


Friday, November 7, 2014

Whatever Happened to "You're Welcome"?

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Just last week, I had someone open the door for me, I said “Thank you!” …his response, “Sure”.

Then the server at lunch brought me an extra napkin. I said “ Thank you”…she replied, “Don’t mention it”.

Next, I dropped my pen at the bank, the person behind me picked it up and handed it to me, I said “Thank you,” he said… “No problem”

“No problem” ?  ... Well I’m glad I wasn’t a problem!

“Don’t mention it” ?… Okay guess what, I did!

“Sure” ? … Sure of what?

When a person says, “you are welcomed” or even “you’re welcomed,” they are basically saying thank you,  to you,  for thanking them and responding with politeness.

Leadership lesson?  Yes!
Saying “you are welcomed” is letting the person know that you are thankful to them for giving you the opportunity to help them.

"Leadership is Giving" ---- Sven Goebel