Next Peak Podcast


August 24, 2021 Season 3 Episode 69
Next Peak Podcast
Show Notes

Practicing gratitude regularly helps leaders to grow themselves, their team, their productivity, and their profit. But there are two main opponents of gratitude blocking most people, and those are laziness and perfectionism. 

We all know that people who feel unappreciated leave their job, and leaders who don’t express gratitude experience high turnover and premature burnout. So it should be obvious why gratitude is so important not only for ourselves but also for our leadership because: 

  1. Leaders who express gratitude towards their team members can produce 50% better results.  
  2. Employee appreciation is one of the nine factors in making it into the top 100 best places to work in the nation.  
  3. Employee recognition is one of the top five factors for a psychologically healthy workplace.

One of the biggest blockers to gratitude is going too fast, hurrying, having too much to do, and never slowing down. If we can change our mindset, slow down, and regularly practice gratitude in our leadership, we could:

  • Increase employee productivity 
  • Increase employee wellbeing
  • Multiply and spread gratitude in our organization 
  • Increase job satisfaction and engagement
  • Decrease burnout and exhaustion
  • Reduce absences and turnover
  • Eliminate gossip and cynicism

Action Steps:

  1. Make it a daily practice to thank someone for something specific.
  2. Create the longest gratitude list you possibly can.
  3. Start your day by focusing on three things you are grateful for.
  4. Choose to focus on the best attributes in your spouse.

Resources Mentioned:
Personality Isn't Permanent
Evidence-based best practices for writing a gratitude journal 

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