I still remember a company Christmas party early in my career. During the owner’s annual remarks (which traditionally preceded handing out seasonal bonuses) he told us that he’d put in new carpets that year and we’d spilled coffee on them, thus there weren’t going to be bonuses. Notwithstanding the money, I still remember how deflated we all felt.


What memorable thing are you going to do with your staff members this season? Possibly something lighthearted? What part of your human side might you reveal? What goofy thing could you do? How will your employees talk about you differently as a result?

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