Happy Friday, everyone! Just a friendly reminder that there’s only five days left before Christmas! Which means most of you are probably out last-minute shopping or preparing for the big day. Don’t worry, I’ll keep this short and sweet. This week’s weekend reading articles are sure to put you in the yuletide spirit–and teach you a thing or two about business as well. Enjoy!
Is there a Grinch in your organization? Someone who views the world as “glass half empty?” A negative Nancy who’s beginning to rub off on the rest of your employees? Unfortunately, this Grinch can affect more than your Christmas spirit–they can singlehandedly bring down productivity and sales. This article is a great resource for dealing the the Grinches of the business world and spreading the joy.
What’s your favorite Christmas movie? You know–the one you watch every year with your family. The one that singlehandedly puts you in the Christmas spirit. Whatever it is, there’s a business lesson to be gleaned from it… yes, even Elf. Check out this article and discover what your favorite Christmas movie can mean for your business. And then maybe hold a movie night with your employees. You know, for educational purposes.
Ralphie (A Christmas Story) taught us two very important things. 1. If you get a BB gun for Christmas, you’ll probably just end up shooting your eye out. 2. Sometimes we need to take a step back and focus on the more important things in life–rather than just the material “stuff.” In fact, many of our favorite Christmas movie characters have a thing or two to say about life and business. Read on to find out how your favorite character can contribute.
What does Christmas mean to you? To most people, visions of sugarplums dance through their heads. But Christmas in Japan means something very different; KFC, or “Kentucky for Christmas.” In 1974 KFC a la Japan threw a Santa costume on Colonel Sanders and encouraged the people of Japan to eat fried chicken for Christmas dinner. Oddly enough, the marketing campaign was a huge success and Japan has been celebrating a Kentucky fried Christmas ever since. Check out this article, straight from the TNP blog, for the full story!
Merry Christmas, everyone!