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Generosity - Virtues and Challenging Times

We've designed a weekly web meeting “The Virtues Program” as a way to ground ourselves in the best of ourselves so that we can face our world from strength.

This week’s virtue discussion was on “Generosity”, the quality of being kind and generous. Positive psychology research shows that those who give more of themselves are the most likely to feel joy, fulfilment, and satisfaction. How can you be generous this week?

Giving back at work doesn’t necessarily mean giving others resources or money. It’s more about giving what you have to help others succeed and do so without expecting anything in return.

  1. Give your time - be present and aware during your interactions with people. When they need you, you’re there for them to provide help in any way you can.

  2. Give your ear - when you take the time to listen to someone and really hear what they say, it leaves a lasting positive impression.

  3. Give opportunities - be generous in giving promotions, raises, bonuses, referrals, and recognition where they’re due.

  4. Give encouragement - offer your encouragement wherever it’s needed. When people feel appreciated for their efforts, they’re more likely to produce the same results and do so happily.

The next virtue discussion is on creativity, the use of imagination or original ideas to create something; inventiveness. How are you using your innate creativity right now?

You can join our weekly Webex discussions by RSVPing to the Virtues Program event here:

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