Last month, we celebrated the Thanksgiving Holiday in the USA. Somehow, the fourth Thursday in November reminds us to pause and reflect on the goodness and gifts we have in our lives.
4 principles of energy:
#1. People have energy. Lousy organizations drain it.
#2. Energy flows toward meaningful action. When people lose energy they’re doing things that aren’t fulfilling.
#3. Energy increases with clarity and forward movement. Sustained confusion drains.
#4. Leaders impact energy. Successful leaders protect, nurture, and ignite energy inside others. Foolish leaders suck the life out of people.
When was the last time you thanked your employees?
If it has been a while, Thanksgiving is the perfect time to engage employees with an attitude of gratitude.
Incorporating appreciation into an organization’s culture is probably one of the most effective ways to positively impact performance and retention. And the best part? It’s free.
Steve Browne, SHRM-SCP, tells his story about how HR professionals can recognize the beauty in people.
Originally posted on SHRM.org. HR Storytellers.
I’m fortunate to work for really great owners that genuinely care about our team members. But at the same time, they’re business people. They don’t do it just to make themselves feel good, or to be charitable. Business needs to operate profitably, otherwise we’re all in trouble. Bottom line, if we pay you to do a job, you’re important. But is that enough?