“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” - Willie Nelson
This week’s Fierce tip is to focus on showing gratitude to the people on your team.
As a leader, it’s your responsibility to achieve outstanding results. It’s easy to have tunnel vision about where you need to be going and not take the time to step back and pay close attention to the journey...or who is helping you get there.
For example, have you thanked a member of your team who pulled an all-nighter to deliver something you needed? Have you shared how impressed you were with someone’s contribution in a meeting? Have you given credit where credit is due? Do you acknowledge the everyday achievements?
This week, be specific when you share what you appreciate about someone. Give a concrete example and explain how it has impacted you.
The amazing part about expressing gratitude is that it is contagious. You may be surprised at how much you have to appreciate once you take the time to stop and pay attention.