When an idea shows up twice in the same week I know it’s a message I need to hear.
I’m reading Fierce Conversations by Susan Scott with my Mastermind group. Scott teaches how to have powerful conversations with yourself, those you work with, live with and love. She lays out a process to have one conversation at a time about topics you’ve been unable or unwilling to have.
This includes showing appreciation. Scott writes, “Who needs to hear from you? Who needs to know what you appreciate about him? If there is any possibility that people don’t know how much you value them, there’s a conversation that needs to occur.”
Mike Bernard posts why he carves out time to write handwritten notes to his team instead of a text message or a Facebook wall note.
I write a lot of notes and send them snail mail. I’ve blogged about my handwritten notes of congratulations, thanks, to mark a change of life and notes of comfort and yet I wonder who needs to hear how much I value them.
I’m off to go grab my pen and notecards.
Your partners in leadership.