Articles

via Bill Peel
December 21st, 2016

How to Experience Joy in Your Work

Every December when I see ubiquitous UPS trucks delivering packages, I think about 4-year-old Carson Kight, whose YouTube video has been viewed by over three million folks (including me). The delight in Carson's eyes is contagious -- and it's the kind of excitement we can experience in our...

November 26th, 2015

Dear God, Thank You for This Crummy Job

I remember the days when I bounded out of bed, ready to seize the day. Back then, work was a joy. My coworkers banded together as we found new solutions to fix problems. My chain of command was empowering. My duties were challenging and fresh, engaging my mind and abilities. That was...

November 26th, 2015

Why Appreciation Matters

What is the one thing that leaders can do for those who work for them that will contribute more to productivity than anything else we do? Take an attitude of thanksgiving back to work! Stop and say, “Thank you.” In an article in Harvard Business Review entitled “Why Appreciation Matters So...

September 22nd, 2014

Who Could Use a Pat on the Back?

How do you recognize someone at work who has done an outstanding job? J.B. Wood believes we should recognize people's work whenever we catch them doing a good job at something, large or small. This doesn't mean we need to throw a party, he explains.  Sincerely saying, "Good job. I...

November 10th, 2013

Foster a Culture of Gratitude

Research shows that employees who feel valued, they have high job satisfaction, are willing to work longer hours, engage in productive relationships with co-workers and supervisors, are motivated to do their best, and work towards achieving the company’s goals. The opposite is also true....

via ABC 13
June 14th, 2013

CDC Reports Americans Are Unhappy

Anti-depressant usage in America has increased 400 percent since 1994. So why are so many people unhappy? This<a data-cke-saved-href="http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?id=900022" href="http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?id=900022" line-height:="" normal;"=""> report offers reasons why...

June 14th, 2013

Words and Phrases that Make Workers Happy

It doesn’t take a big raise or lavish gifts to make employees happy. Certain words and phrases can have the same effect. This article tells bosses which ones to use.

June 14th, 2013

A Business Case for Happiness in the Workplace

Research shows that happy people earn more money, are healthier (spend fewer days out of the office sick) and are more creative at problem solving. Read about the research in this article. 

via Inc.
December 16th, 2012

4 Powerful Words Employees Need to Hear

Want to create an atmosphere of trust and respect in your organization? In an Inc. article, Jeff Haden tells us four simple words can have a profound impact on your staff.  He says, "Can you help me?"--with no qualifier-- is one of the best ways to show employees that you respect, trust and...

via Bill Peel
December 7th, 2012

Is Your Workplace a No-Gratitude Zone?

Everyone likes to be appreciated.  And not surprisingly, saying thank-you is good business.  According to research, showing gratitude can increase profit, productivity and employee loyalty. But as Sue Shellenbarger recently wrote in her Wall Street Journal column, we shouldn’t expect a big...