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!