Tagged: Mary Oliver

5 ways to express appreciation, and retain your best people

As the Amazon HQ2 announcement descended like a drone in Northern Virginia, I sensed the anxiety levels rise among existing (and much smaller) regional employers. They have valid concerns about the level of employee poaching that could happen in the coming decade (yes, decade).

Gratitude is an often ignored method to address employee disengagement. These 5 methods of expressing gratitude might just be the solution to retaining your best people.

It's 74 degrees at 7:30 am. The sun struggles to part the stubborn storm clouds. Winds amplify to 15 miles per hour, and the 4K Bermuda Round the Sound swim race around Harrington Sound is just hours away from beginning.

Magnus and I enjoy a light continental breakfast on the hilltop
dining room overlooking the mesmerizing Bermudian waters, visit the
resident hotel tabby cat, and I return to the room to make my final swim preparations.