Blog Milestone & Motivational Quote

This is truly a special week as it marks my 4th anniversary of blogging and my 250th post! Thanks to all my blog readers and fellow bloggers for your continued support and inspiration.

It’s time to refresh this blog’s looks, and I’m excited to announce my blog redesign is in the works and should be ready soon.

To honor the start of my 5th year blogging about internal marketing & communications, I chose to quote Frances Hesselbein about the underlying elements of an engaged workplace.

Our behavior as well as our words build a climate of trust, a climate of respect, and a climate where mission, values, and equal access permeate the organization.

That is how we build the healthy, inclusive, and embracing relationships that unleash the human spirit. We can dismiss this as soft management and soft talk, but I challenge us to measure the performance of a team whose work is underscored by trust, civility, and good manners against a team where mistrust, disrespect, and lack of consideration are the rule of the day. No contest. Spirit, motivation, respect, and appreciation win every time. Dispirited, unmotivated, unappreciated workers cannot compete in a highly competitive world.”

This excerpt is from her 1992 book Hesselbein on Leadership, and her message is as relevant as ever.

3 Comments

  • Tina Hamilton February 17, 2009 Reply

    What a perfect message. I just simply love it.
    Congratulations Sybil.

  • Phil Gerbyshak February 16, 2009 Reply

    Congratulations Sybil! Sorry I’m a bit late to the party, but I am delighted to see you making it 250 posts…and more impressively, 4 years!
    Here’s to your continued success!

  • Toby February 11, 2009 Reply

    Sybil – happy happy blog anniversary to you! What an accomplishment .. not only in quantity but in the quality and on-going value that you generously provide. Virtual toast and here’s to the next 250 posts!

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