This is a good time of year to remind yourself of the people you’re grateful for, and then let them know by writing (and delivering) a “Professional Love Note.” Don’t be surprised if it ends up being the most meaningful gift you give this year.
To get you started, try these guidelines (from The Radical Leap Re-Energized):
- Think of a specific person at work.
- List that person’s finest qualities or greatest achievements.
- Reflect on why you appreciate those qualities and achievements.
- Write the note.
- Give the note.
Even though this may start out feeling like an “assignment,” let it become a habit. Always write from your heart and express your sincere appreciation. The note bridges your words with action: you’re demonstrating love through the act of writing and delivering it.
But don’t do this because you have to; do it because you want to.
So, want to.
In my next post, I’ll share a great example of a Professional Love Note from someone in an organization that’s taken a lot of heat over the years: The US Postal Service.
Stay tuned for an Extreme Leader at USPS who just may re-define what it means to “go postal.”