Thought-full Thursday: Christmas Gifts for Leaders to Give

This week’s Thought-full Thursday is a little different than those that have preceded it. In the spirit of the season, I’ve listed a few suggestions for gifts that you can give to your stakeholders – those who care about and support you. This was modeled after Oren Arnold‘s Christmas Gift Suggestions. Have a Wonderful Holiday!

To your staff, the gift of listening, asking, and inclusion

To your manager, the gift of your commitment and follow through to getting the job done

To your peers, the gift of support and solidarity

To your customers, the gift of high touch, high quality products and services

To those who disagree, the gift of understanding their point of view

To those who don’t speak up, the gift of asking them to share their thoughts

To those who fear for their jobs, the gift of honesty or reassurance (whichever makes sense)

To your superstars, the gift of challenging work

To those who struggle with their work, the gift of helping them to find a better fit

To your family and friends, the gift of your time and your heart

To everyone you come in contact with, the gift of letting them know that they matter.

~ Mary Jo Asmus


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Mary Jo Asmus is the founder and President of Aspire Collaborative Services LLC, an executive coach, writer, internationally recognized thought leader, and a consultant who partners with organizations of all kinds to develop and administer coaching programs. She has “walked in your shoes” as a former leader in a Fortune company.


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