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And we fail to realize how much of a difference it can make to take the time to say thank you to our friends, family, and to our colleagues.
In the typical workplace, we work in teams. When we are collaborating with our fellow teammates, we help each other along to achieve a common goal. We need to remember to take the time to say thank you.
I was reminded of this simple concept in a blog post I read yesterday entitled Did You Say Thank You Today?
Gratitude goes a long way.
If someone has assisted you with a project, and their contribution and time meant a difference to you, take the time to thank them graciously. Even better, and this may feel awkward at first, make eye contact when saying thanks. It will be sincere. If you didn’t get a chance to thank them in person, put it in writing and make sure to send a quick email of thanks.
The best recognition you can give a colleague to thank them for their contribution, is to do so in front of their peers, at a team meeting for example. At the weekly staff meeting in our office, we have a chance to recognize our colleagues’ efforts from the previous week; our appreciation is rewarded with a ‘kudos’.
Take the time to say thank you.
What do want to be when you grow up?
We’ve all been asked this question. And throughout our lives, the answer can change as our skills refine and our interests shift.
I am the parent of a pre-teen and a teenager. They have many questions about their future, and are figuring out their interests along the way. They both know that they want a career that interests them, and will sustain them. I look forward to showing them this infographic below, as many of the points are ones that come up in our thoughtful and thought-provoking conversations about choosing a career.
If you are a manager, team leader or business owner there is one facet of your character that must stand out to those you lead and that is “authenticity.”
Your people want to know who you really are. Many times when a person is put into a position of “leadership” they feel they must act the part (whatever that means to them). It’s not long before their people realize that they are not being authentic and this is where problems will begin.
In the book The Go-Giver The authors teach the “Law of Authenticity.” The following is an excerpt from the chapter.
“As long as you’re trying to be someone else, or putting on some act or behavior someone else taught you, you have no possibility of truly reaching people. The most valuable thing you have to give people is yourself.”
Here are a couple of tips to practice in being authentic.
Being authentic is one of the greatest gifts you can give to yourself and to those with whom you encounter, live and work with.
“I know of nothing more valuable, when it comes to the all-important virtue of authenticity, than simply being who you are.” –-Charles R. Swindoll
Today, we celebrate 20 years of doing what we love, and doing what we do best…
It was on a Monday in September 1996 when McNeill Nakamoto Recruitment Group was founded by Sarah McNeill and Cheryl Nakamoto.
“Sarah and I wanted to create a different kind of recruitment company that personalized the recruitment process for both our clients and candidates,” says Cheryl Nakamoto, “and we plan to continue striving to be the most customer focused staffing and recruitment company.”
Since 1996, McNak has stayed true to its roots; we’re still all about WOW. FUN. PEOPLE. Our core values have not changed since the inception of McNeill Nakamoto, and these are values everyone in our company feels strongly about.
We are committed to creating positive experiences and work to provide the highest standards of professionalism, positive energy, and client focused services. After all these years, McNak still enjoys conjuring up new ways to make our clients and candidates say ‘WOW’.
We show pride and enthusiasm in everything we do, adding innovative and fresh ways of doing our work. We smile and laugh every day, making the McNak experience FUN for clients and candidates.
We work to add significant value to our partners by connecting exceptional PEOPLE with outstanding companies and lasting opportunities that will deeply impact their lives and careers. We truly get to know our clients and candidates, delivering outstanding ‘cultural fit’.
“It is extremely rewarding to see candidates we’ve placed over the past 20 years, enjoying long successful careers” Cheryl reflects, “and we feel very grateful for the continued partnerships we have with so many exceptional companies in Vancouver.”
Thank you to our clients, candidates and our team who have helped to build the McNak brand over the last 20 years. We are excited about the next decade as we continue to believe in the magic of WOW. FUN. PEOPLE.
We have all heard the saying “If you love what you do you will never work another day in your life.” That may be true, but how many people can do what they love every day and make a living at it? Probably very few. Even though I would like to pursue my passion full time I cannot get upset that it is not possible at this point.
There is a way that you can make your everyday job one that you enjoy, possibly even love and can cultivate the passion for it at the same time. It that possible? It is, by finding the simple daily ways to ignite your passion while doing what you need to do to earn your paycheck.
Let me give you an example of what I am talking about. In the town where I live, there is a physician who loves to act and sing. He is part of the city theatrical players, and opera is his passion. Throughout the day, during his visits with patients he will break out in a song in the treatment room or as he is walking down the hallway. He is known as the “singing doctor.”
It seems he has successfully combined his “passions.” He is a physician, participates in community theatre, and sings. Not need to choose on passion over the other.
Is there a way that you can bring more of your passion into your day job to make you happier? Not only would you be happier, but it would bring new life into your job and you would probably be a more successful employee.
The choices we make regarding our daily routines can define our state of mind and focus for the rest of the day. Why not get a jump-start on our day by focusing on daily rituals that will provide us with balance, improved health, focus and self-discipline.
Do you sometimes find yourself with nothing to do at work? Summer is here, and depending on your industry, things can slow down at the office. Here are some tips on how you can use that quiet time at the office more effectively:
“The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.” – Melody Beattie
“Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.” – Helen Keller
“Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.” – Hal Borland
“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” – Oprah Winfrey