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  1. Mar 2018
  2. Jun 2016
  3. Jan 2016
    1. slack-invite-script

      Much thanks to @dherbst for creating this—a very useful tool for Slack, which doesn't currently let users sign themselves up for your teams. I used this for the Digital Humanities Slack (tinyurl.com/dhslack) invite form.

      Unfortunately, I neglected to note how I did the one fiddly part when following these instructions—finding your Slack channel code—and some colleagues are now stuck on getting that part to work. I've tried to annotate these docs with more info and questions to help others use them, too.

  4. Jan 2014
    1. Thank them for something they specifically did that was above the call of duty.

      It's important to know what it takes to "exceed expectations". Does working hard and then working even harder for the same outcome go above the call of duty? Or does the outcome matter? Whatever the answer is, being specific in the thanks is important to communicate what you think the answer is.

    2. research by Adam Grant and Francesca Gino has shown that saying thank you not only results in reciprocal generosity — where the thanked person is more likely to help the thanker — but stimulates prosocial behavior in general. In other words, saying “thanks” increases the likelihood your employee will not only help you, but help someone else.

      Reciprocal generosity... keystone habits

    3. They are a person deserving of your not infrequent acknowledgment and worthy of appreciation and respect. When was the last time you thanked them — really thanked them?

      Basic dignity and respect-- a good thing, indeed. We need more of that.

    4. research by Adam Grant and Francesca Gino has shown that saying thank you not only results in reciprocal generosity — where the thanked person is more likely to help the thanker — but stimulates prosocial behavior in general. In other words, saying “thanks” increases the likelihood your employee will not only help you, but help someone else.

      Good things generate more good things

    5. So when I wrote to her boss, I included this: “When I get to be rich, I’m going to hire someone like your assistant — to protect me from people like me. She was helpful, friendly, feisty vs. boring and yet guarded access to you like a loyal pit bull. If she doesn’t know how valuable she is to you, you are making a big managerial mistake and YOU should know better.”

      Evocative