As we approach Thanksgiving, it’s never more appropriate to consider the impact of gratitude on our lives, especially as a leader. There’s so much to be thankful for and so much we take for granted.
Have you ever been led by someone who lacked gratitude? You could tell, couldn’t you? They walked around with a sour look on their face, their actions displayed disdain to those around them, and there was this sense of tension in the air.
A person that lacks gratitude is hard to be around. Do you know what’s even harder? Being around a leader who lacks gratitude.
It’s impressive what gratitude can do for you. According to the Mayo Clinic, studies have shown that feeling thankful can improve sleep, mood, and immunity. On top of that, when you are grateful, you decrease depression, anxiety, difficulties with chronic pain, and the risk of disease! Read more...
You’re a leader. You have to make the difficult decisions within your organization. These are the decisions that weigh heavy on your conscious.
Some of these weighty decisions could be:
- Whether or not to do rolling layoffs in the midst of an economic downturn
- Releasing an employee for a moral or ethical failure
- Closing the doors of your organization
- Standing firm in your beliefs
Each of these decisions requires you to be bold, strong, and courageous. Each of these decisions can also hurt someone else. That’s what makes these decisions so weighty…
There’s a consequence behind the decision.
As a leader, it’s your responsibility to make these tough decisions. You must search deep in your soul and choose the right actions to take.
Not everyone will like your decisions. You will have to live with them. But they’re yours to own. Read more...