Don’t forget to tell them thank you

Later this week, many of us will be sharing the day with family and friends giving thanks for the abundance we have in our lives.

At this time of year we often pause to thank a very important group of people — our customers. I encourage you to show your heartfelt thanks to another very important group of people — your employees (associates, team members). Without them, the success of the past year would not have been possible. They’ve probably helped you meet some pretty significant challenges and get some impressive wins. They’ve pulled through when the unexpected happened and delivered on commitments that were important to your customers, you and the company. There have been times when they’ve put in the extra hours and taken time away from their family and friends. While recognition programs can be important, they can’t take the place of a true, deeply felt and honest expression of thanks.

So take a few minutes and reach out to all those people who contributed to you, your department’s and your company’s success to say

Thank You

About Edith Onderick-Harvey

Edith Onderick-Harvey is a highly regarded consultant, leadership and talent expert, and speaker. Edith is frequently quoted in the media including The New York Times,, HR Executive, and American Executive. As the President of Factor In Talent, Edith works with leaders to take performance — their own, their team’s and their organization’s — to the next level.

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