First off, I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I hope you enjoy time with your loved ones during this season.
For many, this is an easy time of year to be thankful – we are often surrounded by those we love, things in the business world tend to slow down a bit and we look toward a new year with excitement.
However, if you need a little help cultivating a spirit of gratitude or want to go deeper, Leadership Freak's Dan Rockwell lists five ways to be thankful. Here's his list:
- Worry more about expressing gratitude than receiving it.
- Notice things. Stay aware of what's around you – even on a mundane walk through your office hallways.
- Take another's perspective. Truly imagine what it's like to walk in someone else's shoes.
- Remember why you hired your staff.
- Allow gratitude to stand on its own. Thankfulness should not be used as leverage.
Rockwell also lists seven principles of generosity, gratitude and influence; I encourage you to read those too.
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