In this episode of the Year of Joy podcast, we delve into how to make a positive impact on people through kindness. Drawing from Linda’s extensive expertise and her unique perspective, we explore how small acts of kindness can not only change individual lives but also reshape organizational cultures and drive substantial outcomes.
We are currently living in a time when it feels as if we are not doing enough, yet, we are also busier than ever. With the end of the year quickly approaching and to-do lists stacking up, staying grounded in the small, intentional ways we can positively impact the world has never been more important.
The streets of downtown Portland had made multiple appearances in the news in the last few years, but rarely for acts of kindness. My 55th birthday was on October 9th, when conflict seemed to be all that was shared by the news. I felt at a loss for words what to write or say. It’s hard to feel celebratory when there is an impending war in a place that you love and that is very special to you. When bloodshed and terror are happening in real-time. When everyone I know is fearful of what’s coming next. I certainly didn’t feel much like birthday celebrating.
In this episode of the Dancing in the Discomfort Zone podcast, guest Linda Cohen joins host Anne Bonney, CSP to discuss kindness in everyday actions. Listen to the full episode here.
Hustle and bustle season has arrived! Kids are back at school, fall sports are underway, holiday season is quickly approaching, and we have just begun our final quarter of the year. Needless to say, people will be under a lot of pressure for the next few months.
As we return from summer adventures, managers have the unique opportunity to harness the momentum of summer R&R. It’s hard not to feel like the change of the season is a new year. As people are returning from their summer vacations and much-needed rest and relaxation, organizations and their managers have an opportunity to elevate their workplaces and prolong these feelings.
Post-it notes are magical. I’m crazy about them. They serve as such a great way to bring a little joy to the world. You can use them to bring a smile to someone’s day so effortlessly. Whether you put them on someone’s computer or locker, or stick them in your partners’ things so they find them later, there are so many ways they can work their magic.
How does an organization handle unexpected challenges that impact its customers? If you are the management at Crater Lake National Park Lodges, you handle it quickly and with as much communication as possible. In fact, we were impressed at the speed with which we learned of the challenge.
Headed to NSA Influence23 This week I headed off to the annual NSA Influence conference. #Influence23 is taking place in Florida this year. As I was packing, I suddenly noticed my self-talk... "Ugh, I don't want to have to wear fitted uncomfortable clothes. I want to...
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the ROI of Kindness
Read Linda’s latest publication, The Economy of Kindness: How Kindness Can Transform Your Bottom Line, for a complete guide to implementing kindness in corporate culture and the long-term profitability of the investment.
Once you create a culture of kindness, retention and recruitment benefit, employee engagement and job satisfaction increase, and overall team productivity improve.
The long-term benefits of investing in kindness continue to pay off for years because it becomes part of your organization. To know more about Linda’s strategies for integrating kindness into workplace culture, reach out!