• The Power of “Thank You”

    Here at gThankYou we believe in the power of “Thank You” in the workplace. In fact, it’s critically important.

    Many of us spend half of our waking days at work. We must find meaning and joy and personal growth in our work. If we don’t, it’s drudgery. It is essential for leaders to create real meaning in people’s work-lives. Often leaders make it more difficult than it really is.

    OK. So what’s one easy way to bring meaning to work? Give up? It’s to say “thank you” often. Not just “thanks” or “I appreciate that”, say it forcefully, look someone in the eye and really mean it.

    Yeah, I know this is simplistic and sappy and something your mother taught you.But, the truth is this: many business leaders don’t do it.

    But Harvey Mackay does.

    Harvey Mackay is one of my favorite business gurus. He is insightful, successful, entertaining — and on target. I read his column every week.

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