• Don’t Let a Grinch Steal the Appreciation From Your Workplace

     

    http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/240791Every year people enjoy the journey of the Grinch — from acting like a ninja-level curmudgeon to repenting his ways and then saving the day. They are the cold, angry, miserable people who can steal happiness just by entering a room. They think that their superficial attempts to interact with others, especially in terms of granting recognition and appreciation, are just fine. Now apply this to the typical workplace. Sometimes, the “grinches” are easy to spot.

    And there are also those who have what I call an “inner grinch.” Although these folks appear to be brimming with good intentions, something isn’t right. They think that their superficial attempts to interact with others, especially in terms of granting recognition and appreciation, are just fine. Their inner grinch whispers to them that the mug with candy they give, the few words of faint praise at a staff meeting or the token gift card for the local gas station will fully satisfy the recipient. In reality, they are stingy and cursory in showing appreciation.

    Their inner grinch steers them away from realizing the power of genuine appreciation by blinding them to opportunities to praise, recognize and lift up those who could use encouragement. Sometimes this turning away is on purpose. Maybe it’s arises from old unresolved conflicts or a lack of understanding of other personality styles at work. Read more…