International Happiness Day 2015

 

Today is International Happiness Day. Tomorrow is the 1st day of Spring, hence the picture.

In the spirit of this day I decided to make a list of some expressions that I have seen create smiles among colleagues. Perhaps you could use one of today.

  1. You make very special contributions to this team. Examples include…
  2. I appreciate your passion and enthusiasm because…
  3. People trust you because…
  4. You are a great fit within our culture because…
  5. I appreciate how you think when you…
  6. I appreciate how you help other people think and express their feelings…
  7. Is there anything I can do to help you with so that you can…?
  8. You inspire our team when you….
  9. Thank you, I have learned these things from you…
  10. Earlier today (or sometime in the not to distant past) when you did…it showed me how committed you are to…

As leaders we are so skilled at finding that which needs to improve, right? It is equally important to stop, make note and communicate the things that we experience from our colleagues that actually make us smile.

Enjoy the day!