Appreciation is a leadership principle so basic, yet unfortunately so often neglected. It’s simply about having a heart of thankfulness. Those leaders who have a heart of gratitude will also have the heart of those they lead. People are inspired, feel more valued, and are more positive by gratitude. A study done by Glassdoor, an […] Read more
gratitude and leadership
Story for Leaders A thankful heart is a happy heart. Leaders who show gratitude have happier followers and are happier themselves. I love the following old story that has strong applications to leadership. There was once a waiter who asked a customer how he had enjoyed the meal. The guest replied that everything was fine, but […] Read more
I love Thanksgiving! It is a time to reflect on the most important things in my life and my families life. Are you doing the same? It is healthy to look at those things that matter most and to reflect on each blessing. There is power in gratitude, and the simple, but super powerful words, […] Read more
Whatever your leadership responsibility is – whether your are a parent, coach, pastor, scoutmaster, business leader or any other type of leader – you need to say two words often and genuinely. They are the words “thank you.” Unfortunately many leaders don’t say it enough. First Reflect “I would maintain that thanks are the highest […] Read more
I’ve found it amazing how a simple “thank you,” can go a long way. So can a heartfelt, “your welcome!” A few years ago, I was having lunch with my 3 year old granddaughter and her mom. She has been taught to say thank you when someone does something for you.