“When we are grateful for the good we already have, we attract more good into our life. On the other hand, when we are ungrateful, we tend to shut ourselves off from the good we might otherwise experience.” Margaret Stortz
No one has reached the level of success alone. We are what we are now because of significant help from other people. Have you thought of these people and are grateful to them? As I ponder on this question, I thought of the people who had helped me reach what I am and where I am now.
I remember one of our former Regional Directors who was always willing to coach me whenever I have unfamiliar work assignments. He was uniquely helpful and I’m very thankful to him.
Napoleon Bonaparte showed gratitude to gain the favor of his people. During his first military victory as a commanding general at Piedmonte, Napoleon would be seen as a generous leader. His army performed exceptionally well during those battles and he rewarded his soldiers with the gold and silver he obtained from Piedmonte. This was the first real money the soldiers had seen in months.
Presently, organizations and corporations show gratitude to employees by giving rewards to outstanding worker.
Doug Dickerson says that one of the most important characteristics a leader must possess is gratitude. While team members may look to you for vision as to where the organization is headed, the climate you create in getting there is equally important.
If the leader is thankful, people feel appreciated and this motivates them to attain the organization’s goal.
So, don’t forget to always say “Thank You” to your people.