Category Archive: Gratitude

The Science of Gratitude

The more you learn about gratitude, the more it becomes a magic elixir. Robert Emmons, one of the world’s leading experts on gratitude, says… Gratitude has the power to: Heal. Energize. Change lives. Defining… Continue reading

7 Powerful Ways to Elevate Leadership with Gratitude

You see what you look for and defend what you see. If you assume the worst, you find fault. If you look for problems, you find obstacles. If you look for progress, you… Continue reading

5 Unexpected Strategies that Make Leaders Disproportionately Better

#1. Liking. Think about things you like about the people on your team, even someone you’re managing out. Silently repeat, “I respect you,” when talking with others. Ask people what they think. Pat… Continue reading

Praise, Ability, and Sucking the Life out of People

Praise is informed by the maturity and ability of those being praised. Shoe tying: Imagine little Mary successfully tying her shoe for the first time. Filled with pride, she parades her shoe tying… Continue reading

The CEO of PayPal on Giving Credit

“This idea of the power of giving credit to others — as opposed to your own individual accomplishment — has shaped my entire career. Most people don’t really think about that. They mostly… Continue reading

Exclude the “But”

Ask some leaders to describe the last time they said, “Thank you,” and you’ll hear crickets or excuses. “They know I appreciate their work.” “I don’t want people to feel they’ve arrived.” “I… Continue reading