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The Art of Showing Appreciation: My Top 5 Ways

Cornerstone Coaching and Training

You know how good it feels to get a closet cleaned out or squirt the goo off your dirty windows and let the light shine through? Showing appreciation can feel just like that! You see, practicing showing appreciation to others can be one of the most powerful communication tools you can hone. People will connect, respond, and perform better when they feel genuinely valued and appreciated. It will also open doors to a better conversation, a more positive exchange, and ultimately a better relationship. So, here are my top 5 ways to do just that: 1.Take names People feel valued when

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The appreciation circle: A new birthday tradition

Cornerstone Coaching and Training

We celebrated my husband’s birthday last weekend.  At the last minute, I realized I didn’t have a card for him.  I started to write a simple message on a blank card.  I wanted it to be special but was drawing a blank. Then, I had brain spark (a small, but mighty idea):  Why not tell him my message in person when I give him my present? Since showing appreciation is even more powerful when: 1) You say it in person, and, 2) you say it in front of someone. I knew I was on to something. Then, I took it

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Do you validate here? |Communication skills to make your day

Cornerstone Coaching and Training

Nope, I’m not talking about parking,  I’m talking about personal validation. I’m talking about using appreciation to really make someone’s day. Don’t you wish that you could just ask for some positive feedback?  Compliments free with validation – how cool would that be? So why don’t we get validated more often? We live in a culture that is quick to point out what’s wrong – the bad service, the cranky boss, what we didn’t like about someone. It doesn’t have to be like that. And it all starts with you. How often do you validate someone? How often do you

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