Make others feel good about themselves....


The first Friday of every month I play the guitar and sing songs for the pre-school students at my daughter’s synagogue. It’s a program to help them learn about and get into the spirit of the Sabbat: the program is fun and engaging. There’s one song where we sing about making chicken soup: each kid is given a toy that looks like one of the ingredients – carrots, noodles, the chicken – and when the time is right they have to put theirs in the big pot to be stirred and cooked. The looks on their faces are priceless: it’s the same every month but, for the little ones involved in acting out the song, it’s like the biggest part they’ve ever played. People young and old feel good about being engaged in and with the places they work or play when it’s fun and they’re made to feel a part of something greater than themselves, where they’re included and treated like individuals. Whether through songs or games or just being treated with respectful, that’s the best way to get people involved today.

Meghan M. Biro: Talent management specialist and career strategist