“At a time when leaders are bemoaning the “soft skills gap” that plagues many workplaces, Howard offers an answer. Make Someone’s Day provides a simple roadmap, that if embraced and followed, could transform workplaces.”
Tony Bingham, President and CEO, Association for Talent Development (ATD)
“The magic of Make Someone’s Day is that it’s so easy to use and it works! A culture where people are happy and engaged is powerful, rewarding, and makes sense. I love the idea and the impact it has. Let’s all step up and do this.”
Garry Ridge – Chairman and CEO – WD-40 Company
“Make Someone’s Day is desperately needed in a world that is often too busy to do what matters most. Howard H Prager brings both science and heart to some of the biggest leadership challenges – inspiration, motivation and engagement. These should be key focus areas for every organization and leader, especially at this critical time of recovery in the world.”
Jennifer McCollum, CEO, Linkage, Inc.
“I’m thrilled to see Make Someone’s Day come to fruition after collaborating with Howard Prager for the past year on my organization’s new Leadership program. Howard embodies his philosophy in each interaction and it has been an honor to learn the lessons he shares in his book directly through our work together. His approach aligns with our organization’s mission and my personal mission to make the workplace better for all. Howard brings his wealth of experience and wisdom to all his work. If all leaders apply these concepts, we can build a more productive, inspiring and inclusive business world.”
Valentina T. Parissi, President and CEO, Great Books Foundation
“With a simple yet powerful message, Howard H. Prager shows just how important it is to take care of one another. This practical guide is the key to so much of what’s essential to work today – positive and inspiring employee experience, better business results, and an inspired and engaged workforce.”
Mike Prokopeak, editor in chief, Reworked and former editor in chief at Chief Learning Officer magazine
“Every leader wants to create healthy, thriving organizations where employees are committed to success – and Make Someone’s Day shows us a simple and powerful way to do it. If you want to benefit your employees, your company, and yourself at the same time, read this book now!”
Dorie Clark, author of Reinventing You and executive education faculty, Duke University Fuqua School of Business
With inspiring stories and a clear actionable guide, Howard Prager does a masterful job of helping us show up, be there, and make someone’s day better, no matter where we are or what we are doing. Make Someone’s Day will inspire you to bring positivity and gratitude wherever you go.
Erica Dhawan, author of Digital Body Language
This book is brimming with practical examples of ways to make someone’s day at work with easy to implement tools. This book should be in every manager’s toolkit!”
Dr. Tasha Eurich, Organizational Psychologist and New York Times Bestselling Author (Insight and Bankable Leadership)
Having measured the impact of thousands of leaders and managers on the people around them, I can assure you that your words and actions have a profound effect on the behavior and performance of your direct reports, peers, and even your superiors. Do them all a favor and read Howard H. Prager’s book to get some great ideas for making that impact as positive, productive, and cheerful as possible.
Robert A. Cooke, Ph.D. CEO, Human Synergistics International and author of Leadership/Impact and the Organizational Culture Inventory
“Just as sprinkles make a cupcake special, this delightful book is the recipe for adding joy to the lives of others. I could not put it down and learned so much about how to magically and memorably Make Someone’s Day.”
Chip R. Bell, author of Inside Your Customer’s Imagination
“Make Someone’s Day provides a powerful reminder of the amazing impact each of us can have on the lives of other people. Howard’s book includes a practical guide that helps you get started asap”.
Harry M. Jansen Kraemer, Jr.
Clinical Professor of Leadership, Northwestern U. Kellogg School of Management
Former Chairman and CEO, Baxter International
“This book should have been titled Make My Day. That’s how you will feel after following Howard Prager’s eminently practical advice in Make Someone’s Day. Sunny and optimistic, reading his book certainly made mine.”
Whitney Johnson, bestselling author of Disrupt Yourself and Build an A Team
“The power of being appreciated goes beyond being thanked. It’s being seen. This short book, full of stories and ideas, can help you give the gift of humanity.”
Michael Bungay Stanier, Best-selling author of The Coaching Habit
“In Make Someone’s Day, Howard Prager reminds us that a core human need is to feel connected, be uplifted, and be inspired to take on the world’s challenges. He deftly combines compelling stories with pragmatic steps that you can take to make a difference at work, at home, and in your life.”
Charlene Li, Founder of Altimeter and NYTimes bestselling author of The Disruption Mindset
“This gentle, uplifting book reminds us of our human power to touch and shape the lives of others so easily with a glittering instant of kindness. Maybe a single sentence—the easy act of noticing, appreciating, putting our words around something special in the person before us and giving it to them—words likely to be forgotten by the giver, but maybe written forever on the walls of the receiver’s heart. Simply seizing a tiny moment, capturing the glory of an individual, and sharing it with them. Others have done this for me and you alike, giving us words they never realized we’d treasure for years. I love this book.”
Price Pritchett, Ph.D, CEO PRITCHETT, LP
“Make Someone’s Day shifts our leadership approach from transactional to relational. We see the impact that helping others can have; it acts as a force multiplier that pays off well beyond just motivating people and helping them get things done. It engenders loyalty, builds trust and puts humanity back into the workplace, which is something many organizations urgently need.
You know that feeling when someone does something helpful for you? You’re not only thankful, you’re more loyal to them, feel valued, and want to pass it on. As Prager points out, being kind and supportive in the workplace isn’t just a good thing to do, it’s a contagious force that drives people to collaborate, better understand each other, and get more valuable things done.
Humanity in the workplace is often talked about but rarely truly valued; leaders are focused on the bottom line. But as employees re-evaluate what work means to them in a post-COVID world, they realize that truly supportive work environments don’t just matter, they are in fact essential. Leaders that re-tool their approach to put their time into supporting people vs. processes and procedures will rise above the rest.”
Lisa Bodell, Futurist and CEO, FutureThink
“Make Someone’s Day Today” definitely made mine. Prager offers an in-depth look at how we can use kindness to improve our life and the lives of those around us. The book is well researched and filled with practical tips. Should be on everyone’s to read list.”
Eva Ritvo, M.D., author and founder, Bekindr