What makes a gift meaningful and of great value? Is it the amount of money we spend on the gift? Is the amount of time and effort we spend fighting the shopping mobs to grab the gift? I think most people would quickly reply a resounding “No!” to both of those questions. Rather, most would agree that what makes a gift meaningful and of great value is the thoughtfulness of the gift-giver and the selfless manner in which the gift is given. Yet, each holiday season we spend countless hours battling the crowds and hitting the sales, while simultaneously spending a small fortune on generally rather thoughtless and meaningless stuff that will soon be forgotten. So, why this glaring disconnect? …

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Jonathan H. Westover, Ph.D.

OD & Change Management Consultant (Human Capital Innovations); Professor/Chair, Organizational Leadership (UVU), Social Impact & Innovation Guru

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