By Chris Gardner, entrepreneur and author of The Pursuit of Happyness

One of the hardest parts about being homeless was feeling invisible.

I felt like I was just an environmental ornament people on the street unconsciously moved past. Many of us do this daily to co-workers or strangers on the street—without even realizing it.

I use this as a reminder to acknowledge others every chance I get. To me, it’s one of the most important aspects of being an agile business leader.

Everyone craves appreciation for their work, experiences, and mere existence. By recognizing your colleagues and customers, it helps you connect on a personal level. And, believe it or not, this can majorly impact your business. It can also set you apart from your competition.

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