Screen Shot 2013-01-10 at 11.27.17 AMWith a new year comes new beginnings- it’s a time of reflection that often results in the promise of fresh resolutions, new and improved behaviors and happy and healthier ways to live your life.

Rather than feeling bad for already faulting on your freshly made new years resolutions and focusing on the never ending challenges of getting fit, taming the bulge and resolving debts, why not concentrate your attention on changing someone’s day…in a business savvy way?

Inc. has kindly provided “10 Things Extraordinary People Say Every Day”, which is a helpful article delivering a concise list of small ways to make a big impact on a colleagues day.

Here is a selection of our favourite points:

“Here’s what I’m thinking.”

You may be in charge, however, that doesn’t mean you’re smarter, savvier, or more insightful than everyone else.

Authority can make you “right”, but collaboration makes everyone right and results in the opportunity for a team to pull together.

“That was awesome.”

Pick someone-pick anyone-who does or did something well and say, “Wow, that was great how you…”

Praise is a gift that costs nothing but is priceless to the recipient, so start praising! The people around you will respect you for it–and you will probably find you like yourself a little better too!

“Let me give you a hand.”

Many people see asking for help as a sign of weakness, so they often hesitate to do so.  The truth is…everyone needs help, so roll up your sleeves and lend a hand.

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