Three Gratitude Exercises for Leaders To Embrace

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Author: Fierce, Inc | Source: Fierce, Inc. | Published: December 18, 2014

The holiday season is a time to reflect, a time to stop and think about all that we have to be grateful for. For many individuals, thankfulness is directed towards friends, family, and all the delicious food!  Not many, however, are sitting down at the table and sharing how grateful they are for their employees or colleagues.

A study by OfficeTeam revealed that more than half of workers would likely leave their position if they didn’t feel appreciated by their manager, and this number increased for those 35 and younger. This seems surprising in many ways, as so much of our time and energy are invested in our job —so why is it that we have such a hard time expressing gratitude in our day to day interactions? Often we move so fast that we don’t stop to acknowledge one another and share our appreciation with others.

Here are some ways you can encourage your team to show a little more appreciation this holiday season: