Unfortunately, saying thank you seems to be an after thought more and more. So at least once a month, I will take a few minutes to publicly appreciate someone that has had an impact on me.
This round: Tiffany Boyd
Although big things deserve appreciation, so do the little things. I recently broken my wrist (I’ll refrain from the sob story sharing). I had to travel for work the week after surgery. During that visit, my co-workers all went out for a nice dinner. I ordered what sounded the best to me and proceeded to engage in the conversation.
Then my steak dinner arrived. Yep, I said steak. You know, a piece of food that requires two functioning wrists! Panic immediately started to rise but before I could even contemplate what my options were, my new co-worker, Tiffany – just announced “let me help” and grabbed my plate. She didn’t make me ask. She didn’t make me have to acknowledge that I couldn’t do it. She just helped me when I needed it.
I’ve often talked in my coaching and training that this is when you know you are at team state…”when people help each other without needing to be asked”. It’s pretty cool to find out so quickly I really do have a new teammate.
So thank you Tiffany for saving a hungry but foolish gal! BTW: the steak was totally worth it 🙂
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