One of my favorite holidays in the United States is Thanksgiving. Many other countries have a similar sort of day, but whether or not your country celebrates the holiday is not the main point here today.
The bigger deal is the idea. Being thankful. Having a disposition of gratitude. That's what we're talking about in today's cast.
Are You a Thankful Project Manager?
In some of our leadership workshops we'll ask a team to answer this question: "Who is the best among the team at giving out honest and sincere appreciation?"
Team members usually find it rather easy to answer this question. Would your name be the one that gets the most hits?
In this episode we talk about some research behind expressing appreciation. You'll find it's not just your team that benefits.
That makes for the name of a funny movie but success in business is not quite that simple. If you're familiar with the play or movie, the main character reads a book and jets from window washer to the top of his organization through manipulative techniques that makes for fun business satire. But success in business is not a matter of tricks.
In this episode, I talk with Dan Schawbel who recently released his newest book Promote Yourself: The New Rules for Career Success. Especially if you are relatively new in your career or manage a team with millennials, you'll find Dan's insights helpful.
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Thank you for joining me for this episode of The People and Projects Podcast! Have a great week!
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Some Zig Quotes
Mike mentions a Zig Ziglar quote during the interview. Here's a sampling of the wisdom of the late Zig Ziglar.