Show gratitude to your people this holiday season

This time of year reminds us to express our thankfulness for the good things in our lives. You might wonder, “What is there to be thankful for this year?” especially when the holiday season will be celebrated a lot differently than normal. It’s valid to have those feelings and misgivings about 2020 – a year of tremendous uncertainty and challenges – but there is always something to be grateful for.

Leadership guru John Baldoni has an article on why adding gratitude to your leadership is important.

“…[T]oo often, we think to ourselves, ‘Well, they already know how I feel about them, so why do I have to say it out loud?'”

Baldoni points to insights – gleaned by some of his colleagues who wrote a book on gratitude in leadership – that stress that people leave jobs because they don’t feel appreciated. They don’t feel like their contributions are acknowledged.


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