It is usually quiet in my husband’s office between Christmas and New Years, so this year he and I decided to book a river cruise that included Paris and Normandy during that time. We made the reservations before the tragic events in Paris in November, and I have to admit feeling a little apprehensive. However, I would […]
It seems the holiday season is fully upon us, and that means it is time to think about how we spend our time, energy and money. It is also time to think about the climate we create in organizations we lead. If you have read my article on Holiday Leadership (Feed Their Bodies AND Their […]
We know the story of the Pilgrims and the bitter first winter in the new world. We recognize the part the very generous Native Americans played. We may give some thought to the reason for this important American holiday. If we are religious, we may see Thanksgiving as a privilege and a duty.
It turns out that a gratitude and thankfulness also have tremendous personal and professional benefits. Research on the presence or absence of gratitude suggests the following important returns on the gratitude investment:
As I begin to look at the upcoming holiday season, I can’t help but think about the horrors I have seen in Paris in the last few days. I start to be excited about joyful gatherings with people I love, and then tears come to my eyes as I think about the indescribable feelings of […]