The Importance of A Smile

Last Updated Mar 5, 2009 12:45 PM EST

Smiling has a number of benefits, including helping you present a more-positive image to others, calming you, and actually making you feel happier. So why not foster some smiling in your office to build morale and lift up your team?

Say thank-you often, offer compliments, tell your co-workers and employees how much you appreciate them. Take a few minutes to do that each day and watch what happens.

And for some inspiration, check out this award-winning short film by Kurt Kuenne. It's fabulous -- and guaranteed to make you smile.

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  • CC Holland

    CC Holland is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and a number of national magazines. Online, she was a columnist for and writes regularly for and BNET. On the other side of the journalism desk, she's been a managing editor for ZDNet, CNet, and KCBS-TV in Los Angeles, where she earned an APTRA Best News Web Site award.