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Express your appreciation verbally and/or write it on a note—even a post-it note will work. The recipient will NOT throw that letter away!

Remember, when you tell someone you appreciate them, you create a memory. When you write it down, you create a treasure.

At a luncheon keynote, I shared the power of post-it notes. One attendee scribbled a plus sign on five sheets of paper and handed one to each person sitting at his table, letting them know how they were a positive influence in his life.

One of the receivers of the note excitedly shared with me how thrilled she was to receive this memento. It meant a lot to her – and it was only a plus sign on a piece of paper. This stuff works!

It doesn’t take a lot to make someone’s day.

What can you do to encourage your managers to thank their subordinates more consistently?

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