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Leading with Gratitude

The word gratitude painted on a street.
Gratitude is often overlooked as a critical aspect of leadership. We spend many of our waking hours at work and as a leader, you are responsible for creating a culture where both you and employees thrive. Gratitude cultivates the mental attitude and temperament necessary for effective leadership. It shifts the tone of the workplace so that employees feel appreciated and are inspired to be part of the big picture. Research demonstrates that gratitude offers physical, psychological, and social benefits: Gratitude leads to stronger immune systems, lower blood pressure, better sleep, and motivation to care for one’s self. Being thankful produces joy, happiness, optimism, and overall positive emotions; it also allows us to feel more alert and aware of our surroundings.Grounding in gratitude results in more generous,…

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