A good friend of mine recently told me about an executive in his company who would nary utter a holiday greeting before leaving the office for the holiday break. She would simply slip out the door when the time came to leave. No good bye. No holiday greeting. Not one word. This went on for three consecutive years before he started to realize perhaps she knew not what to say.
After all, he thought, the holidays mean different things to different people. Surely, in this age of political correctness, she did not wish to offend anyone. Fortunately, there is a holiday greeting that is as timeless as the ages and as universal as the world in which we live. Like most holiday greetings, it consists of two simple words:
So before you leave the office for the holidays this year, be sure to spread some holiday cheer. Take a moment to say “thank you” to each and every one of your employees, your business partners, your vendors and your customers. Let them know how much you appreciate them…for their hard work, for their role in your success and for their loyalty. Your holiday greeting could be the two most meaningful words they’ve heard from you all year long.