10 Ideas to Celebrate Administrative Professionals Day

April 25 is Administrative Professionals Day. Over 22 million administrative and office support professionals work for companies across the U.S., according to the International Association of Administrative Professionals. That calls for a lot of celebrating! The entire last week in April is celebrated as Administrative Professionals Week and dates its origins back to the year […]

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In Honor of Our Bosses on Boss's Day 2017

October 3, 2017

They’re on the road before sunrise. They spend sleepless nights planning the future of the business. They crunch numbers and make the hard decisions. They’re the motivation behind all of our greatest work, and sometimes the pesky thorns in our sides. They’re our biggest cheerleaders and our best critics, the ones who hold us accountable. […]

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5 Employee Appreciation Day Ideas

February 9, 2017

Mark your calendars! Employee Appreciation Day is Friday, March 3rd. Try one of these simple, low-cost ways to show your employees that they are valued on Employee Appreciation Day.   Send a photo card with a personal message of appreciation. Download the iRecognize app to do it for free!   Start a Give a WOW program for peer appreciation. Recognize […]

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The Power of a Thank You Note

March 1, 2016

Guest Post by Lisa Ryan, founder of Grategy “The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.” William James A few years ago, I incorporated thank you notes in my programs and workshops. For most of my keynotes and shorter programs, I would simply give everyone a thank you […]

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5 Keys to Effectively Communicating Appreciation to Your Colleagues

July 7, 2014

Guest Post By Paul White, Ph.D. As I travel around the country and work with businesses and organizations, I have consistently heard the same message over and over – both from leaders and from employees:  “People are getting burned out.  We have to do more work with less people, and for no more money.”  “Workers […]

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