As a surprise, today I received a bouquet of flowers from one of my daughters and a card that says, “Just because.” She wished me a “Happy Mother’s Week,” in advance of Mother’s Day and told me I am the “very, very best!” Needless to say this made my day. Not only do I have a beautifully-arranged and sweet-smelling reminder on my desk, I also have her handwritten note to cherish. Her gesture was priceless and made me feel very special. It also made me think about the importance of acknowledgement and appreciation in the workplace.
I strive to be the type of leader that does not take anyone for granted and takes time to recognize those that do the most for me — my employees! I am grateful for everyone on “Team UCM,” and I believe they are the very, very best!