Tag Archives: Appreciation

On the Value of Appreciation

“The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated,” wrote Marcel Proust. On appreciation, Margaret Cousins tells us, “Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it all into words is all … Continue reading

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On the Beauty and Joy of Recognition

It was a few minutes after 7 AM when I received a phone call from a senior official at the University. There was a bright, cheery and enthusiastic voice that greeted me. She shared a kind and humbling recognition that … Continue reading

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Our Own Daily Reminder of What It Is to Have Succeeded

In her recent CNBC MAKE IT blog post, Sara Berger shares the inspiring post that Jeff Bezos keeps on his refrigerator door as a daily reminder of his day ahead. “To laugh often and much; to win the respect of … Continue reading

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On Gratitude

A.H. Maslow, psychologist, wrote:  “(Some people) have a wonderful capacity to appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life, with awe, pleasure, wonder, and even ecstasy.” In a November 2011 article, In Praise of Gratitude, by Harvard Medical School’s … Continue reading

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Every Moment … a Paradox of Now or Never

“Life isn’t a matter of milestones, but of moments.” wrote  Rose Kennedy.  Moments are those precious, brief instances in time in which the lives of great leaders and the world and people they serve are shaped.  In their grandeur they are occasions of … Continue reading

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