Kindness, Gratitude and Your Career

Is an attitude of goodwill a strength or a weakness in the workplace?

I know, I know, the holidays are a time we should be extra kind, burying our inner Scrooge in favor of peace and goodwill to all. And with the tough economy taking its toll in workplaces and households nationwide, that principle would seem to matter doubly this year.

Indeed, I told my editor that was going to be the theme of my December column whereupon she asked a provocative question: "Is showing kindness in the workplace seen as a strength or a weakness?"

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Marty Nemko
Contributing Columnist,