Christmas has long since passed, but for those of you who work for other managers, I'm curious how many of you wondered if your boss was going to be any better than than Clark Griswald's! (If you haven't seen National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation - go rent it. It's a classic!)
But this morning's blog isn't about keeping things in perspective from an employee point of view. It's about those things you can do as a manager to make sure your appreciation is out there all year long! Being a great manager is about building a strong team. It's about empathy, listening skills and remembering how you like to be treated yourself.
"In motivating people, you've got to engage their minds and their hearts. I motivate people, I hope, by example- and perhaps by excitement, by having productive ideas to make others feel involved."
Check out "Why?" one of the most popular features on the SCU Blog. It's a very simple concept - one image, one artist and one short sound bite. Each artist shares what makes the image one of their most favorite. We're over 100 artists featured since the project started. Click on the link above and you can scroll through all of the episodes to date.