Give T.H.A.N.K.S.

The leaves are changing, the air is cooling, and the holiday season is just around the corner. One thing that has become synonymous with autumn is thankfulness. Whether celebrating with friends or family, Thanksgiving is the perfect reminder to think about what you are thankful for and to count your blessings. However, Thanksgiving isn’t just […]

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5 Quick Tips for Writing an Employee Thank You Note

All great leaders know their employees are their greatest assets. So, it’s important to nurture those relationships, and when appropriate, praise those who go above and beyond the call of duty. While bonuses and pay raises are always appreciated, they’re not always an option. Sometimes, a simple note to say thanks is all you need […]

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Why Thankfulness and Success Go Hand in Hand

What’s the real secret to success? According to the experts, it’s not working more hours than anyone in the office or going through life without making mistakes. The simple answer is “being thankful.” But the bigger question is why? “Without gratitude, core teams fall away, culture diminishes and becomes stagnated and undesirable, innovation ceases, and […]

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The Results Are In: Cash Bonuses #1 Way to Show Employee Appreciation this Holiday Season

In a recent Refresh Leadership poll, we asked our readers how they plan to show their employees that all their hard work is appreciated this holiday season. And with 34% of the votes, cash bonuses was the top choice. The rest of the results were as follows: A combination of bonuses, extra days off, tangible […]

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The Force Awakens: Leadership Styles of Star Wars

Star Wars has inspired and energized generation after generation—and not just through entertainment, but through underlying themes. And one of the most prevalent themes throughout the George Lucas saga is the effect leadership has on the overall story line. From mentor/mentee relationships to strong-willed personalities to the evolution of young leaders into game-changers, Star Wars […]

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Who’s Hiring Non-College Grads?

New Survey Results Reveal Hottest Fields; Industrial and Office Services Top List Express Employment Professionals recently released new survey results revealing the hottest fields hiring the most non-college grads. In a recent poll of Express franchisees, respondents were asked, “What are the hottest fields hiring the most non-college graduates?” Industrial topped the list at 90%, […]

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Your Goldmine

You may have never heard of Robert Armstrong, but you’ve probably heard of an idea he captured and maximized. Robert Armstrong was a struggling cartoonist and graphic artist. During a low point in his career, he spent most of his days sitting on the sofa watching daytime TV. A good friend called him one day, and in […]

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The Power of Appreciation: Do Your Employees Know How Important They Are?

In a study of gratitude conducted by the Templeton Foundation, research showed that people are less likely to express gratitude at work than anyplace else. It’s an interesting finding given that the power of gratitude has been found to be a powerful workplace motivator. In fact, a study by the American Psychology Association found that […]

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