As we celebrate the contributions of workers this Labor Day, we invite you to watch this short video in which leadership expert Mike Robbins shares some compelling stories and research to explain the difference between being recognized for performance and genuinely appreciated for who you are. (16.41)

Question for reflection:

  • What are some of your experiences of being appreciated at work?
  • What has your experience been when appreciating others in the workplace?

Please share in the reflection area below:

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Greater Good Science Center studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being, and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society. Greater Good magazine is published by the Greater Good Science Center (GGSC) at the University of California, Berkeley. Through articles, videos, quizzes, and podcasts, it bridges the gap between scientific journals and people’s daily lives, particularly for parents, educators, business leaders, and health care professionals.