How To Show Gratitude At Work Without Looking Like A Suck-Up

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Show your co-workers a little love this week. It will be a welcome reprieve from the end-of-month responsibilities and late summer blahs.

Stumped for ideas?

Consider leaving one of these little notes on a co-worker’s desk… Feel free to change it as you please. The below is merely a suggestion.

Dear [name],

I wanted to let you know just how grateful I am to work with you as a________________.

Thank you for all of the great things you bring to our team. Your _________, _________ and ___________ make this office a better place.

You inspire me every day to __________________.

Thank you for being. well… YOU!

[your name]


Devin C. Hughes is a highly sought after international speaker, author, diversity & inclusion muse, mindfulness trainer & leadership coach who works with a variety of leaders, groups, organizations, and teams who have a desire to break down enterprise-wide cultural barriers, improve personal/organizational performance and enhance communication through greater self awareness and understanding of one another. He is the author of 17 books and his approach draws from the science of positive psychology, positive organizational research, appreciative inquiry, neuroscience, mindset and mindfulness.

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