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The knock-on effects of your actions can spread kindness more widely as people read the positive news of what you have done.

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Better, kinder business

If you’ve been inspired by the kindness in business stories we’ve shared this month, here’s a few ways you can commit to kindness in your own business: For SMEs and bigger businesses, get involved in the Better Business Act campaign, co-chaired by Mary Portas. All businesses including micro-businesses and freelancers can take the ethical move […]

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Collaboration is kindness

Everyone wants to hear that their work is appreciated which is why asking people you admire if they’d like to collaborate is an act of kindness. Towards the end of last year I heard Danbee Shin speak at a conference about the ways she welcomes her clients into her business with kindness. I reached out

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Authenticity in communication

Many years ago the large charity I worked for was launching a particular employee initiative. I wanted to contact other organisations who had done something similar. My plan was to ask for their advice and learning about the communications. I was in a junior role and felt inexperienced, so I asked a more senior colleague

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Monthly gifts

“A friend of mine is giving someone a gift every month this year – this month it was me for being a good friend!” I love this idea! Congratulations and thank you to the anonymous person who shared this story with me. How can you make sure you’re spreading kindness regularly?

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Small kindness, big community

“I love finding these painted rocks, there’s a Facebook group for them in Llantwit because they’re such a big thing. Everyone’s excited to find them.” How beautiful to have a whole community excited and connected by something as small as painted rocks. No kindness is too small and this story from Caz proves the power

How do you show your employees that you value them?

Employee appreciation day

Happy employee appreciation day – when did you last tell your employees how amazing they are? Showing appreciation for your employees isn’t just an act of kindness, it’s also good business sense. People who feel valued will put more effort in and remain loyal to your business. How will you show your employees that you

9 ways to be kind in business

9 ways to be kind in business

1) Share your equipment with local community initiatives & charities.Printers, office supplies, kitchen equipment and many other things your business has can be made use of on the weekends, evenings and holidays by good causes local to you. 2) Recommend others when you can’t take on, or aren’t the best person for the job.Have a

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Solving printer problems with kindness

Isabel shared an act of kindness towards her recently, “being helped with a printer problem AND not being made to feel stupid when I could not resolve it myself.” This is so important to keep in mind when helping people. Do you remember a time someone helped you without making you feel stupid?

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What if… we share our expertise?

We all have expertise in something. It may be a work skill, a hobby or a life skill. You may have detailed knowledge of your favourite book or film. You may have expert understanding of what makes others tick. Or of what makes you tick. But we can’t all be experts in everything. Sharing our

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Becky Goddard-Hill on raising kind kids

Have you watched Becky Goddard-Hill TEDx talk on raising kind kids? I absolutely loved it! From the story she told at the start to sharing how she learned to be kind from her mother and the importance of kindness to the emotional wellbeing of our children, Becky is a kindness superhero. Do give it a