After another epic global feat, Santa must now be taking the pause that refreshes! The Holiday Season should be that critical pause for all of us.

This is the time of year for family, friends, and celebrations. It’s a great time to strengthen our gratitude skills as we look back at all we’ve accomplished and have to be thankful for during 2011.

The Pause that RefreshesThis is also a time to make our plans for strengthening our recognition, appreciation, and celebration skills in our teams and organizations. My article “Weak Leaders Use Money as a Motivator” might help you get started on your 2012 recognition planning. YourWorkplace magazine, a very high quality publication that you should check out – has just published this article at Weak Leaders Use Money as a Motivator.

Marcus Erb has also written a very useful article to further help you. See Seven Ways to Boost Employee Morale for good examples and practical tips.

I’ve written quite a lot on this incredibly powerful – and vastly underutilized – workplace energy source. Peruse a large selection of Recognition, Appreciation, and Celebration articles and blog posts as you take the pause that refreshes!