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Leadership Blog: Showing Appreciation

 

Leadership Blog: Showing Appreciation


Oct 30, 2018
Nonprofits

I schedule time to show appreciation. I know, I know — that could come across as totally not genuine, but let me explain. My brain “squirrels” so many times throughout my day. In the past, I would have great intentions of calling someone or sending a note of thanks — but alas, weeks later nothing had happened.
 
Now, every week there is a private meeting on my calendar. It serves as a reminder to show my appreciation to others. It’s a time I use to:

  • Send a thank-you card to a client.
  • Set up a breakfast or lunch meeting to connect with someone.
  • Recognize an associate in our internal feedback system.
  • Walk down the hall to someone’s office space and say thanks.
  • Even shoot my hubby or a friend a text of appreciation.

Some days it takes 3 of the allotted 30 minutes. Some days it takes the entire 30 minutes. Every week it’s a reminder to acknowledge others. And every week it makes me smile and be happy.
 
If you try this, please let me know how/if it works for you.
 
Wishing you a great day, and remember:  Lead with legacy.

Tammy


Tammy Jelinek has over 20 years of experience in working in and with fabulous organizations. This blog will explore what it’s like for her to lead as a woman, as a GenXer, and as a person who truly wants to lead with legacy—meaning she wants to walk her talk. Tammy has presented training nationally across the United States, built businesses, coached amazing people and built a career in the squiggliest path known to man…or in this case, woman. She has a passion for being curious, helping people and making actions happen.

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