#OneSimpleThing: A New Series From phase(two)learning!


Sometimes, learning professionals (myself included) need a kick in the pants.

It’s easy to get comfortable in our roles. Unfortunately, it’s also easy to find ourselves burned-out, stressed, overworked, or simply become lazy and complacent. We need a little nudge to remind us why we do what we do.

Well, here’s your nudge, friends.

For the next several weeks, you will see a brief #OneSimpleThing post on Monday mornings. Let it be an inspiration. Let it jump-start new ideas. Let it be a vehicle for you to elicit small, actionable changes in your role, relationships and organizations. Let it help you be mindful of bad habits or bad attitudes.

Most importantly: Let it be a reminder of what you’re passionate about.

So, here is your first #OneSimpleThing challenge this week:

Who is one person in your organization that you can thank?

Think of an unsung hero that is your workhorse. Your “go-to” person when you have questions. The person with whom you can bounce ideas. Who is it?


You don’t need to buy them lunch or flowers or a gift card or a cake. Just a genuine display of appreciation will do. Let them know that their hard work doesn’t go unnoticed.

It will make that person’s day…and you won’t feel too shabby, yourself.


Your turn: In the comments below, share an example of a time when a boss or co-worker showed appreciation to you in an unexpected way or “for no special reason”. How did that make you feel? How did it impact or change your working relationship with that person?


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