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Daily Joys and Simple Pleasures

Daily Joys and Simple Pleasures

Get Your Enthusiasm On!

My friends at The Leadership and Personal Development Center of
WalkTheTalk.com generously shared this information from:

180 Ways To Spread Contagious Enthusiasm:  The “How To” Book for Everyone.

This advice is oriented toward business
settings but the concepts translate just as well in to your personal and home
life.  Enthusiasm is a key element
of my most enjoyable moments and days. 
In fact: it’s my focus word for this week:  all I have to do is glance up from my work arc (that’s what
I call the area of my  desk  where I do all my writing) and there is
the reminder:  Enthusiastic!  And the picture is backed up by another
important quality (Gratitude featured on my Bold Inspirations interactive art
block from Demdaco).

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Want to build contagious enthusiasm
with your team and throughout your organization?  Here are a few of my
favorite tips and techniques for your consideration:

               
Start every meeting with 3 minutes of “Good News.”
Ask people in the room to share any good thing that has happened to them, to
their family, in their community, or in the world.

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Have a bulletin board where you post pictures of
employees’ families, weddings, graduations, vacations, new grandchildren, and
other successes.

               
Sponsor community service projects with employee
participation – clean up litter, help feed the homeless, build houses with
Habitat for Humanity, hold educational fairs for the community.

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         Hold
“grapevine” meetings (informal meetings with an open          agenda giving all
employees a chance to set rumors straight) at          least
once a month to enhance communication and get worries          and concerns out in
the open.


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