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How to Facilitate an Appreciation Circle

Appreciation

You shouldn’t say ‘I love you’ unless you really mean it. Then you should say it a lot. People forget that. ~ Jessica, Age 8 Studies have found that practicing appreciation can improve relationshps and motivate employees.  It can also increase wellness and lessen stress. In short, regular appreciation will not only boost performance and engagement, but also improve an employee’s health and well-being. There are certainly many ways to show appreciation.One of my favorites to use with a work group is to facilitate an appreciation circle. Getting Comfortable with the Uncomfortable Participating in an appreciation circle can be uncomfortable for some at

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Leadership and communication: top 10 lessons learned

Cornerstone Coaching and Training

Everything I learned about  leadership and communication I learned from making a few mistakes. It’s okay to make mistakes. Trust me, I know.  Most of what I’ve learned about being a skilled communicator and leader I learned just that way. The important part about making mistakes is to learn from them and use those lessons to make our working relationships better, stronger, and healthier. Here are my top ten lessons I’ve learned about leadership and communication. 1. Share everything. Many think knowledge is power, but the reality is that when you keep information to yourself you can alienate people, or

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