Leaders should cultivate gratitude because it elevates engagement, creates a positive work environment, and builds morale.
Gratitude allows you to acknowledge your team's accomplishments. Consistent and Passionate appreciation keeps your team focused on success.
Gratitude creates positivity in many ways:
Improves our personal lives
Improves our social lives
Benefits our overall health and wellbeing
Helps us live longer
Decrease in Depression
Encourages employees to take more risks
Creates a strong leadership
Gratitude is often overlooked by many leaders today because of our busy lives. Leaders who intentionally express gratitude are those who are confident in what they have to offer others. Appreciation displayed from the top-down will encourage followership amongst the team members.
Leading with appreciation shows that gratitude begins with yourself, and it elevates the more you share with colleagues, friends, and family.
Lack of appreciation and gratitude within the workplace:
Creates dissatisfaction with the job role
Creates a disconnect from upper management
Creates a lack of engagement from the team
Overall, taking the time to show appreciation and gratitude for your employees will improve the company's success.
"Appreciation starts with you appreciating yourself.”