When it comes to leadership it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday tasks and responsibilities. However, as a leader, taking the time to practice gratitude can have a huge impact on your leadership skills and overall well-being.
Here are five reasons why gratitude will make you a better leader.
Gratitude improves your relationships: Expressing gratitude towards your team and colleagues can help improve relationships and create a more positive work environment. When people feel appreciated and valued, they are more likely to be engaged and committed to their work.
Gratitude boosts your mood: Practicing gratitude has been shown to have a positive impact on mental health and well-being. As a leader, when you focus on the things you are grateful for, it can boost your mood and help you feel more positive and motivated.
Gratitude makes you more productive: Not only does gratitude improve your mood and focus, it can also make you more productive. As a leader, when you are grateful for the things you have, you are likely to be more motivated and engaged at work. This can lead to increased productivity and success in your leadership role.
Gratitude checks your ego: It’s natural for leaders to want to be recognized and appreciated for their hard work and achievements. However, it’s important to recognize that success is not solely about personal accomplishment, but also about the contributions and support of others. As a leader, practicing gratitude can help you check your ego and recognize that your success is not solely due to your own efforts.
Gratitude fuels generosity: As a leader, when you are grateful for the things you have, it becomes easier to be generous with your time, resources, and support towards others. Gratitude can fuel a sense of generosity and a desire to give back to others, which can have a positive impact on your team and work environment.
Bottom line, gratitude is the feeling of appreciation and thankfulness for the things we have or the good things that happen to us. It involves recognizing and valuing the positive aspects of our lives and expressing appreciation.
Lead From Within: By taking the time to practice gratitude, we can become more positive, motivated, and successful leaders.
Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR, Inc.com, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others. Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness has become a national bestseller.