Category Archive: Appreciation

Sick of Being a “Yes-But” Leader

I immediately thought of something that didn’t go perfectly, when a leader on my team joyfully said, “Today was as good as it gets.” He was thinking operationally. While he talked, I thought… Continue reading

What Gratitude Really Means

It doesn’t matter how much you accomplish in the world, there’s a voice in your head that wonders if you might matter more. Successful leaders overcome their inner accuser, even if it isn’t silenced.… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: Feeling Unrecognized

This note arrived this morning. “I have achieved a lot over the years. Why hasn’t anyone recognized me?” Lack of recognition and appreciation runs rampant in many organizations. The only time you’re noticed is… Continue reading

Seven Ways to Be Grateful Like a Leader

The opportunity and ability to contribute is the great privilege of leadership. Be grateful every time you open your hand and heart, even if results fall short. Generosity expands life. Gratitude and position: Authority, respect,… Continue reading

Is It Time to Stop Saying Thank You

Gratitude, honor, and recognition are so much deeper and more powerful than just saying thanks. It’s true that a heartfelt thank you can make someone’s day, it’s a small thing that makes a… Continue reading

Leadership Sherlocking

The last time you heard, “Got a minute,” it took an hour and you nearly got fired. Magnifying glasses come out when things goes wrong. Sherlocking what’s wrong: Leaders become Sherlock Holmes when things… Continue reading