Be Thankful!

Are you thankful for your most valuable asset? We always say that people are our most valuable resource but do we treat them as such? Every day we make sure that we are keeping our employees in check, reprimanding, evaluating, and coaching. But when was the last time you treated them with compliments or a “job well done”? Business leaders around the world are relying more and more on the culture and atmosphere of their companies. I recently ran across an article in The Huffington Post written by Jacob Sokol. I picked out a few headings that stuck out.

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Greatness

Recently, I just finished reading a book titled, Greatness, The 16 Characteristics of True Champions by Don Yaeger, for our Tuesday morning meetings. It is a great motivational book about the characteristics that athletes and business leaders have that make them successful. As it came time to write my blog, I thought, “What a great thing to pass on to job seekers and employees. A few of the things that are taught in the book would make for a great blog.” While doing that, I am also showing my boss I did read it and was paying attention to the messages. In my mind, a win – win.

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Entitlement

Entitlement seems to be a word that is being thrown around more and more frequently when talking about job seekers and potential employees. I don’t know about you but I was raised to believe you are not entitled to anything and that if you work hard and continue to work hard eventually things will work out for you in the end. I was brought up with a “never give up” attitude, and a phrase that was commonly used in my life was, “The early bird gets the worm”. This entitlement fad is something completely new to me. When did it become acceptable to show up to work, be there two days, and then walk off the job on your lunch hour? I don’t understand how this has become an acceptable way to handle a job you are not a fan of. For those of you who don’t know the professional way to handle a job you are leaving, here is a little tip for you – walking off a job after two days is definitely not acceptable. If it’s not the right fit for you, put in a professional two week notice and handle it appropriately. It’s amazing in my line of work how many people don’t truly understand that.

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