Category Archive: Appreciation

4 Practices of Kindness that Make You Glorious

Everything stops in our house with the first snow. My wife joyfully calls, “It’s snowing.” We gaze like children. Sometimes we stand close. Usually it spits and sputters, but if we’re lucky, the… Continue reading

Nearly 80% say Lack of Appreciation is a Major Reason for Leaving

One highly motivated leader said, “A simple pat on the back would sure feel good.” 79 percent of employees who quit their jobs claim that a lack of appreciation was a major reason… Continue reading

The Five Freedoms of Gratitude

“Ingratitude is the essence of vileness.” Immanuel Kant Ingratitude is weak, small, ugly, arrogant, and contagious. Unthankful leaders repel healthy followers. Companions of ingratitude: Fear. Entitlement. Envy. Blame. Anger. Freedom: Gratitude is freedom.… Continue reading

The Expectation Trap – On Rats and High Performance

Expectations impact the quality of your team mates and your enjoyment of your leadership experience. Two questions: What do you expect of others? What do you expect of yourself? Expectation of rats: Robert… Continue reading

Of All the Complaints I’ve Heard about Bosses, I’ve Never Heard this One

Top Complaints about bosses: My boss takes credit for my work. My boss doesn’t trust me. She seems to assume that I’m going to fail. My boss doesn’t care that I’m overworked. I… Continue reading

The Smallest Investments that Yield the Biggest Returns

If you could improve something that matters to you in three minutes a day would you do it? Small investments make a huge difference. Hugging: We’re doing a hugging experiment in our home.… Continue reading