For some people expressing appreciation and recognizing peers comes naturally. But there are a few people where telling others positive things about their actions is both awkward and an uncomfortable experience.
Teaching your employees how to give meaningful and effective recognition might take a longer time for some of your staff.
When was the last time you saw the word “gratitude” in your company’s leadership development curriculum?
I know. I haven’t seen it in any either.
But having a leader who can lead with a grateful heart would be a phenomenal leadership trait for rallying recognition around.
Leadership consultants Kevin and Jackie Freiberg say, “Gratitude is a sign of wisdom and maturity, a hallmark of confident humility.”
Too often we are trying to develop leadership skills and forget about the underlying leadership traits that intrinsically drive a person to be a leader no matter what their role or whether they even have a title within the organization.
Let’s explore what it really takes to be a leader who has a grateful heart. (more…)
With humble apologies in advance for drawing on that memorable song title from the movie soundtrack, Frozen, but “do you want to build a leader?” At the same time it begs an answer to the question on how do you really build leaders in today’s global workplace? (more…)