Introduction Do you find yourself struggling to accept acknowledgment, appreciation, or compliments? Are you often at a loss for words when someone praises your efforts? I used to be one of those people who would say, “It was nothing.” Why? Because in my head I heard my father yelling, “Who do you think you are?” […]
People with high resilience value acknowledgement and use words of recognition.
Psychologist, Marg Wolf trained many helping professionals, including me. We were interns in the ten-week domestic violence prevention program called, You are Not Alone. Marg provided clear and helpful feedback that made the process easy, doable, repeatable and empowering. Indeed, her performance feedback improved our skill levels! Not once did I experience criticism. I experienced […]
Boosting other people costs nothing, takes little energy and will help those at work and home feel and function better.
Just this week I saw a Social Media posting from an emerging professional speaker that read in part, “One of my mentors, Patricia Morgan, told me one of the best things I can do is…So look out. Here I come!” I felt honored! Accepting the role of a mentor is one of the most impactful […]
Tom Rath and Donald O. Clifton’s book, How Full is Your Bucket? was first published in 2004. It provides research and a delightful reminder that we all want to be seen, heard and acknowledged. Overview: Rath and Clifton argue that providing brief and positive interactions in work and home relationships can result in benefits […]
In some moments, on some days, someone feels hurt, sad, angry, frustrated, discouraged, worried or anxious. It might be you, your children, your spouse, your friend, your neighbor or a coworker. That’s a probability. Also, true is that caring and kind words can help calm troubled emotional states. When and if you notice someone […]