Back when I was working as a department supervisor, our
division’s influential and much-loved Vice President of Operations decided to
resign her position and pursue a completely new career path. My manager
reported to her directly; but even those of us a step below felt insecure and
anxious about how this major change would impact our daily lives. The thing
was, everyone was quite comfortable and satisfied with the status quo.
Shortly after she made the announcement, she called several
of us into a meeting and presented us each with a book that eventually made
huge waves in the corporate world. It was called “Who Moved My Cheese?”—a
simple, concise allegory about the pitfalls of not adapting to change. That was
more than ten years ago and I’ve never forgotten how profound that interaction
was or how meaningful and relevant (and perspective-building) her gift was to
those of us about to be left behind.
Advice, inspiration, and appreciation during the momentous
times in our lives can be significant and future-shaping—sometimes even
world-changing. Knowing this, we hand selected an assortment of gift books to
help you celebrate and commemorate these occasions.
Suppose you know someone who's graduating, retiring, or embarking on a new career… The One and The Five are both wonderful workbooks to
help map out that next endeavor. Or, if you want to give these voyagers some words
of inspiration, Reach for the Stars is filled with terrific, uplifting quotes.
Maybe you’re having a year-end celebration to energize and
thank the hardworking members of your team… Here’s to You,Gratitude, and Together We Can will not only show your appreciation and help unite your team,
any of these books can also help you set the tone for a successful year to
Perhaps your organization relies on volunteers and
caregivers… Every day they offer their time, energy, and kindness. Memorable
books, like The Heart of a Volunteer, Because you Care, or Be the Difference are
all thoughtful ways to give back for all they do.
Flowers fade and chocolates fatten, but these gift books
will last a lifetime in the minds and hands of those you want to thank and
inspire. Don’t forget, presenting the book in person will make your gift more
meaningful, and your handwritten note and signature in the inside sleeve will
put a smile on your recipient’s face each time the book is opened!
Have you received a gift book at a pivotal time in your life? How did it inspire you?
Allison is a self-proclaimed Copywriting Diva and has the
certificate to prove it! She’s been writing for Baudville for two years and has
worked in a variety of business settings for more than 17 years. Before
becoming a professional writer 10 years ago, Allison worked as a department
manager where she used Baudville products to motivate her team. She’s what we
call a true believer!