Paul White is a psychologist, speaker and trainer. He co-authored Sync or Swim: A Fable About Workplace Communication and Coming Together in a Crisis as well as The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace and Rising Above a Toxic Workplace.
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Mutual respect makes the office much more pleasant.
See the good in everyone, and let them know how much you value them.
Give co-workers the benefit of the doubt, and try to communicate that you care.
When a gift card -- or even a gold watch -- isn't the best way to show your employees they matter.
How do you know when the time is not right? Here are five scenarios to avoid.
Stories involved different parts of our brain, so they're easier to remember and less threatening than cold, hard facts.
A phone chat, small gift, a cup of coffee can all do wonders for the morale of employees working remotely.
Authentic appreciation from leaders and among co-workers leads to a positive, supportive work environment.
Beware that you don't celebrate your employees for all the wrong reasons. (Hint: They've saved you money.)
Founders often make these three mistakes when striving to enlist employees in growing their businesses. Here's how to avoid them.
Perhaps you've heard complaints by seasoned managers that sounded like millennial bashing. Now a psychologist gives his reasoned reply.
Can you work with people whose views are diametrically opposed to yours?
Some people simply don't know how to recognize others and thank them. But it's possible to shake off this curmudgeonly outlook.
Clueless managers might fall short in expressing their thanks on the eve of Thanksgiving. Here's what to do.