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We Know Gratitude Works: Here's How it Works for Work

We Know Gratitude Works: Here's How it Works for Work

Gratitude is one of those habits we all know we are supposed to do, but why? What does it do for us? Yes, I’m not proud of this, but I’m shamelessly asking Gratitude “What’s in it for me?”

With the arrival of Thanksgiving comes the final push of 2018, with the timeless underlying theme of gratitude. Grateful for the food we are about to eat, the people around the table with us, and for some…the deals to be found clawing through Black Friday.

I am going to save the rest of the reasons to be grateful for you to find on other posts this week. Today, it’s all about why gratitude works, why is it at the top of every guru’s list, and let me tell you…it is more than just being grateful because you should be. If embraced as a practice, it moves you forward in all aspects of your life.

Leadership in Real Life: My Inspirational Night with Thought Leaders Exploring the Pursuit of Satisfaction at Work

Leadership in Real Life: My Inspirational  Night with Thought Leaders Exploring the Pursuit of Satisfaction at Work

Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of attending an awe-inspiring night at UC Berkeley. There was about 40 of us, the honoree was Professor Barry Schwartz (Ted Talks here…yes, plural, he’s quite amazing) whose career has focused on how we approach our work, how we glean satisfaction from that work, and why we sometimes decide to stay even when there is no hope of satisfaction.

The evening was framed that we would hear Barry’s thoughts on leadership, especially within corporate America, while in this very intimate setting. What I didn’t know,

Leadership Has Its Frustrations. Here are 6 Problems & Better Yet, 6 Solutions

Leadership Has Its Frustrations. Here are 6 Problems & Better Yet, 6 Solutions

If you have been managing and leading people, it’s very likely you have felt frustrated by some of these problems. I know, I’ve been there and I hear it from people just like you.

And I get it…these are real problems that are exhausting.

Building anything, including your team, takes work. It takes time, effort, and a relentless dedication to keeping the course, upholding expectations, and leading by example. 

Ready for some good news? I’ve also listed real solutions…here are:
6 components to building your great team.