The month of December is a magical month with the main holidays we love on the calendar. Regardless of religion, most of us celebrate at least one of the December holidays and take time away from work to spend with family and friends. You might see cousins you’ve not seen in years, an old work buddy who has been on a big project or get to spend time with some of the people who’ve helped you all year long. Make sure you take the time to show gratitude to those who have worked alongside you, supported your and been there to catch you all year. With that in mind, reflect on what you can do to make the time after you go back to work even better.
10 Holiday E-Cards You Can (and Should!) Send to Your Network Right Now
The Muse Article:
Whether you keep yourself well-connected in your network or you have lost touch with many of the people you’ve been connected with at different times now is a great time to send out some holiday cheer. No matter the holiday that’s celebrated, there seems to be at least one for everyone during December. This time of year is perfect for reconnecting to those you’ve missed for so long and for making sure you send a thank you and good cheer along to those who you work with all year round. Just because you missed the time to get a card in the mail doesn’t mean you can’t send out an e-card and have just as big a message on it. Send one of these great cards this year and let the people in your network know how much you appreciate them.
Behaving Your Way to Servant Leadership
Smart Brief Article:
Servant leadership is a leadership style that feels at firs to be completely contrary to normal leadership, and it is. Remember that many of those who founded the religious beliefs of the world were first servants of others in order to build the trust and unity needed for their organizations. You can do this with your own company as well, although you probably need to own your company or be able to influence your entire leadership group to make it happen. This can be a change you choose to make as you enjoy the holiday season and before you prepare to head back to your office after some much needed time off. Using Servant leadership can be refreshing, but difficult, however, you’ll be able to build a team with real influence and caring for each other as you try to serve each other together.
7 Ways to Stop Missing Out on Life (and Start Becoming More Engaged)
Most of us are at least partially engaged in our lives and feel like we have some semblance of control over situations, but full engagement is where you’ll find the drive, the passion and the commitment it takes to excel. It’s important to fully engage in whatever part of your life it going to give you the most happiness and that you can be the most passionate about. If this is your family, dive in and become the best member of your family that you can, if it’s your career do the same. Even though most of us have to split our time between family and work, we can be fully engaged during the time we spend in each of these two areas of our life when we’re fully engaged.