All month, I’ve been saying and hearing, “Thanksgiving is so early this year!” And, as it happens, Nov. 22 is the earliest Thanksgiving can occur in the U.S. — the fourth Thursday of November — under the law passed by Congress in 1941 that took effect for 1942.
SmartBrief’s newsletters aren’t publishing today or tomorrow, but I wanted to offer something for anyone seeking some metaphorical food for thought. Today is as good a time as any to reflect on whether you’re expressing thanks for your co-workers and employees, and whether those people feel the same toward you.
Here, in no particular order, is some of what SmartBlogs has run over the past few years on the subjects of gratitude, thanks and thanksgiving.
- Giving thanks for food banks (11/16/12)
- To appreciate, first acknowledge (4/12/10)
- Confessions of a bad boss, and 5 ways to become better (10/9/12)
- 4 tips for managers to help employees realize their potential (1/26/12)
- Leading with an attitude of gratitude (6/18/12)
- Leadership reality check: 5 ways to tell whether you’re really in touch (5/10/11)
- Why customer-facing employees should stop with the fake pleasantries (12/9/11)
- Beyond Follow Friday: How to reach out and show a little gratitude to your fans (10/24/11)
- Be yourself; it’s good for business (10/11/12)
And advice for recruiters and job seekers during the holidays: