As leaders there are many people that have gone before each of us. These people have helped each of us through their examples and the work they have done. Just as there are people that have gone before, there are people that are always around us to help. From the secretaries, employees, coworkers, to friends there are so many people that help us along our journey.
That is where gratitude comes in. As leaders, we should show gratitude to those that have helped us. Say “Thank you” frequently to those that help you. As you do this, you will gain a deeper appreciation to those around you. You will also gain a greater sense of humility in your role as a leader. Your expression of gratitude will develop trust in those you lead. Your expression of gratitude should be sincere and heartfelt.
The following video shows the power of gratitude.
As you show gratitude, you will become a better leader. What effect has gratitude had on your life?