4 Simple Projects that Transform Culture Today

You’re under appreciated and overworked.

Bitterness follows ingratitude, the most self-destructive quality of all.

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10 reasons you’re ungrateful:

#1. Expectation ends gratitude. Results are expected. When you deliver them, someone gives you another goal. There’s no appreciation for doing things you were supposed to do.

#2. Pressure ends gratitude. There’s no time for appreciation when everyone’s barely keeping their head above water.

#3. Problems end gratitude. We can’t stop to say thanks when the world’s coming to an end.

#4. Greed ends gratitude. You aren’t thankful because you want more. Who can appreciate having less than they want?

#5. Inequity ends gratitude. You work harder than others. Why should you thank them for doing less than you?

#6. Complaining ends gratitude. It’s hard to see the good while talking about the bad.

#7. False humility ends gratitude. You belittle compliments. “I didn’t do that much.”

#8. Entitlement ends gratitude. People who work are more thankful than those who don’t.

#9. Negative history ends gratitude. Bad experiences with a person cause you to reject their thankfulness and make you ungrateful for them.

#10. Not receiving gratitude ends gratitude. “If they aren’t thankful, I won’t be thankful.”

4 projects:

#1. Ask teammates, “What could I do to show I appreciate you, your results, efforts, and dedication. Do those things.

#2. Call gratitude meetings. Invite the leadership team to a “thank-you card meeting.” The sole purpose of the meeting is to write thank-you notes to teammates and colleagues.

#3. Drive-by gratitude. Stop into an office, say thank-you for something, then walk out.

#4. Appreciate character, not just results.

  • You’re enthusiasm is encouraging.
  • I can count on you. Thanks for being reliable.
  • I respect your dedication, even if results fell short.

Don’t call a big meeting to complain about lack of gratitude. Just go show gratitude in small ways.

Question:

Would it be terrible if everyone said you’re the most thankful leader they know?

What prevents leaders from showing gratitude?

How might you show more gratitude today?