Worried about that first day on a new job?

Are we wondering whether people will like us? Are we a bit nervous and afraid everyone will notice?

As it turns out the simple act of smiling sends a message to our brain that we are happy. When we are happy our body sends out all kinds of feel good endorphins. Research also shows that smiling can make other people happy. When is the last time we saw a great big smile across our boss’ face. If we are smiling others may too. Smiling is a contagious behavior.

So we are in a new office and really do not know anyone. We are looking around to find someone to go to lunch with a we see Sally, an attractive woman with a gorgeous smile and beautiful white teeth We go up to Sally with a great big smile and ask her to lunch. She says, “Oh aren’t you the new guy? Sure I would love to get to know you.”

Dale Carnegie once said,

  • Your smile is a messenger of your good will
  • Your smile brightens the lives of all who see it
  • To someone who has seen a dozen people frown, scowl or turn their faces away, your smile is like the sun  breaking through the clouds.
  • So go home and SMILE now and make someone happy today!

How can you engage and inspire your team members? Download Dale Carnegie’s 50 Employee Engagement Ideas & Tips!

Posted by Mary Kuniski

Mary Kuniski is an accomplished Senior Executive with more than 35 years of success across the retail, finance, non-profit, and manufacturing industries. She has leveraged her extensive experience in change management, executive coaching, and project management to develop capable and productive leaders. She is a valuable asset for organizations in the process of training employees on operational improvements and leadership skills. Her broad areas of expertise include vendor management, project management, change management, event planning, financial analysis, relationship building, problem-solving and Oracle ERP solution implementations. Mary’s professional​ career has been defined by her ability to obtain increasing positions of seniority and deliver results to diverse clients and companies. She has held leadership positions for organizations including Michaels, Overhead Door Corporation, and Parkinson Voice Project. She currently works as an Independent Consultant and Executive Coach for Golden Professional Coaching, LLC, where she dedicates herself to coaching high-potential executives, executives in transition, and mid-level executives seeking to improve their skills. She also works with small to medium size companies to develop long-term business plans and identify and overcome complex challenges. During her tenure with Michaels, she drove the company’s expansion into Quebec and led the conversion of over 60,000 packages to appear in three languages while successfully adhering to French-language laws. Mary received her Bachelor of Science in Human Development from Pennsylvania State University and her Master of Business Administration in Global Management from the University of Phoenix. She received her Certification in Training from Dale Carnegie Training and became a Certified Executive Coach through Marshall Goldsmith. She is affiliated with the National Association of Female Executives and the Network of Executive Women. While working for Michaels, Mary initiated a Woman in Leadership group that grew to over 200 members and maintained a 30% promotion rate for regular attendees.

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