Posts Tagged: thanks

4 Keys for Showing Gratitude at Work

When it comes to gratitude, our professional life can feel less clear than our other relationships. How can you show gratitude at work without seeming over the top? Keep these four keys in mind the next time you thank someone you work with.

#THANKUGOVLOOP

Early Navigation When I discovered GovLoop 5 years ago, I had no idea that it would become one of my favorite communities on the web.  As a government outsider, I stumbled onto GovLoop as a graduate student navigating the changing Presidential Management Fellowship application process in the fall of 2010. It was one of the… Read more »

At the Crossroads of Public Service and Innovation

In the almost two dozen years that I’ve had the honor of working with Federal agencies providing Organizational Development consulting, I’ve been impressed with the quality of the people: their commitment to their jobs and the public they serve, and their interest in making broad leaps in innovation. In celebration of Public Service Recognition Week,… Read more »

Personal Goal and Thank You

Have finally reached a personal goal I set for myself when I retired from Active federal service (Dec 2011). I have managed to collect 100,000 “govloop points”, Doubt seriously that it will make much difference to the number of people who follow me, doubt that there will be a great deal of change in my… Read more »

Have You Hugged Your 9-1-1 Dispatcher This Week?

Okay, well that’s good. Wait until next week to do it! April 10 -16, 2011 is National Public Safety Telecommunications week here in the United States. This is a federally designated week set aside to recognize the efforts of the more than 500,000 men and women who serve as 9-1-1 operators or dispatchers or Communications… Read more »

Giving Thanks for School Pride

There’s bound to be plenty of talk about what we are thankful for this week as we approach Thanksgiving and the holiday season, so I wanted to share a project that we’ve been working on at HP that I’m extremely thankful for. We’ve been lucky enough to connect with NBC’s new show “School Pride” to… Read more »

“Thank You for Your Service”

Over the past year or so, I have made it a habit to say a simple phrase to every TSA Security Officer that checks my identification and boarding pass: “Thank you for your service.” Some of them seem surprised, or maybe even a bit confused. Others just say “Thank YOU!” in return. I’m sure their… Read more »

What I am thankful for: Recession, Bad Vendors and the flu

While I look back over the last year, I see that some of the things that I am most thankful for would not have happened unless something bad had happened first. Economic Downturn: While the recession has caused many hardships, it has also spurred creativity, innovation and an appreciation of the simpler things in life…. Read more »