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Gratitude in Business

This post is meant to be immediately actionable, so we start with a to-do first, then get to the; what, why and how: To-Do: Show gratitude, thankfulness, appreciation, or recognition to three people this week. If possible, do it face to face (computer screen to computer screen works too) and watch their reaction. What did you notice? One of the early lessons I learned in leadership was how a little gratitude goes a long way. I was having lunch with my supervisor and we were talking about a particularly hard project we were working on and how the rest of the team was holding up. I told her that the team could use some positive feedback and/or recognition for the work they are doing. The initial response from her was not great (but common in the workplace), “that’s why they get paid.” Over the next week, much to my surprise my boss sent emails to the team when the team turned in a phase of the project and told […]