September 17th, 2010

What makes you weary? Remember that song, “She may get weary, women do get weary, wearing that same shabby dress, When she gets weary, try a little tenderness.”

In the workplace what makes you weary. It’s more than your clothes, trust me. It might be the toxic people you work with, or an uncreative, uncommunicative boss, or a real lack of appreciation.

Bosses sometimes think it’s┬ánot necessary to thank people for just showing up to work. Wrong! It’s never unnecessary to thank people for anything and everything they do. You like it. It makes you feel respected.

Show respect to all you work with, from the janitors, to the cafeteria workers, to your co-workers (even the ones that get on your nerves), to the stock room clerks and to your boss. Showing respect consistently to others is a gift. Besides it sets the tone as to how you would like to be treated.

Respect, courtesy and an authentic “thank you” is the antidote to weariness.

Try it. Let me know how it works for you.

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