Kindness Pays: Boost Productivity Through Praise

Kindness Pays: Boost Productivity Through Praise

If you were given a choice between a 10 percent raise or a kinder boss, which would you choose? According to an NBC News State of Kindness poll, 70 percent of survey participants would forego the cash for a kinder boss.

Kindness expressed through praise and recognition binds teams together, elevates trust, diminishes stress, improves overall health, and increases productivity. Being praised triggers the release of dopamine that not only makes us feel good, but can also contribute to innovative thinking and creative problem-solving at work.

Kindness pays. A Gallup survey of more than 10,000 business units and 30 industries found that individuals who receive regular recognition and praise:Continue reading

Tips for Being a Delightful Host and Guest

Tips for Being a Delightful Host and Guest

It is an honor to be invited into a person’s home. The moment you enter the front door you are ushered into the place where they live, love, celebrate, and surround themselves with things that bring them joy. This intimate experience cannot be duplicated in the finest restaurant or beautiful hotel. Home is designed to be a sacred place and a quick few reminders can help everyone enjoy the experience.Continue reading

Trick or Treat Etiquette

Trick or Treat Etiquette

Yes, there is etiquette for everything, including Trick or Treating! Here are 13 quick reminders for all Trick or Treaters:

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How to Avoid Restaurant Dining Nightmares with Your Children

How to Avoid Restaurant Dining Nightmares with Your Children

No one enjoys dining out with children who are out of control. They make the meal miserable for everyone – including the restaurant staff. Unfortunately, age does not guarantee good manners; but here are a few things to keep in mind when dining out.Continue reading

The Power of Thank You

The Power of Thank You

“The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated.” William James

Thank you. These two little words, often said automatically, hold tremendous power in every language. To neglect them is to risk wounding a relationship.Continue reading