Jill Nawrocki 19 posts
Jill Nawrocki is a Licensed Social Worker and Returned Peace Corps Volunteer living in Brooklyn. She is an ultra runner, freelance writer, and social justice warrior with a background in program management, direct practice, mindfulness, and advocacy.

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Perfecting the Art of Praise | How to Recognize Success in the Workplace

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In a profession marked by challenges and change, both praise and recognition can have a powerful impact in the workplace. Effectively communicating appreciation has the potential to keep workers engaged, improve retention, boost performance, build trust, and strengthen relationships. Plus, acknowledging the efforts of others contributes to positive office culture and community. There is no […]

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4 Lessons From Memorable Commencement Addresses

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Graduation season is now firmly behind us, with caps and gowns tucked safely away in closets. The shine of new degrees and futures filled with promise has been replaced with the uncertainty of job searching, career questioning, and concern about whether the next step is actually the right step. Plus, no more summers off. In […]

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From Cabin to Cubicle | 4 Lessons from Summer Camp

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For many of us, childhood summers were spent catching fireflies in glass jars, sharing twin popsicles with neighbors, and coming home once the street lights turned on. And for some, longer days and hotter nights also signaled the return to sleepaway camp—bags packed into the back of family cars, road trips across the state (or […]

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What Elite Athletes Can Teach Us About The Value of Rest

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Few understand tough, physical work, commitment, and goal-oriented thinking like elite athletes. They rise early, put in dedicated hours of training, and aren’t afraid of pushing themselves in the gym, at the track, or on the court. But it turns out that many in the nonprofit world have a similar drive—one that’s motivated by agency […]

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