Berger Leadership Blog

Nov 25, 2016

5 reasons to be a grateful leader

Thank-you note

I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration yesterday. Being surrounded by family and friends is a great time to reflect on and remember the important things in life.

As you think about what you are most thankful for this season, I came upon an interesting post by Carey Nieuwhof that notes five reasons why grateful leaders make the best leaders.

Here’s the list:

- Your overall gratitude impacts your overall attitude.

- A grateful leader sees opportunities others miss.

- Gratitude fuels generosity.

- Teams gravitate toward gratitude.

- Gratitude neutralizes your anger and jealousy.

Have you noticed that you lead your teams and organization better when you’re grateful? I know I do. It’s much easier to be kinder and more compassionate when you realize how much you have to be thankful for.

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