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