One of the most effective ways to work smarter is to simply express gratitude with a note of thanks. Make an effort to notice someone doing something good and recognize them for it. As Larry Dennis wrote: “There’s little more we can do to give ourselves a lift than to express an ‘attitude of gratitude.’ It results in changed feelings on the part of the giver and ultimately influences the attitudes and feelings of the recipient. If you’d like to take charge of your world and work, begin today to be more appreciative and show it.”
How To Write A Thank You Note
“Over the last few weeks of the academic year, I began writing a note of thanks to someone in my school… The result was immediate. Almost every teacher told me that the expression of thanks was something that they needed to hear that day. That made me feel good as well.”
Do Mops Spread Disease?
“Building managers should become aware of some of the studies available on how the tools we use to clean surfaces — specifically, cleaning cloths and mops — can sometimes spread disease and cause cross-contamination.”
How Do You Become An Entrepreneur?
“The best way to become an entrepreneur is to simply start a business or join a fledgling business. Any business… Building a business is about solving problems… If you build value for people, you will make money.”
Three Email Habits That Kill Your Whole Team’s Productivity
“After hashing things out together, it became clear that the overload Eric and his company were experiencing wasn’t just a staffing issue. It was more likely a productivity one, starting with how Eric communicated with his staff. Three of his bad email habits were trickling down to everybody else, undermining the entire team’s working methods.”
Being Helpful at Work Can Make You Worse at Your Job
“One of the simplest strategies for making new work friends, if that’s your thing: Be helpful… But in a recent column in Harvard Business Review, University of Florida business professor Klodiana Lanaj outlined a major downside to this approach: Helping out your colleagues is exhausting.”
The Nose Knows: Humans Can Smell More Than 1 Trillion Scents
“People often say that humans can distinguish among only 10,000 different odors. But in fact, the nose can tell apart at least 1 trillion different odors, and possibly many more, the new findings suggest.”
Quote of the Day
“Try not to become a man of success, but rather to become a man of value.” — Albert Einstein