This Thanksgiving is a good time to practice gratitude. Whether it is gratitude for family, friends, or basic life needs. Remind yourself often and share your gratitude with others.
Research shows that when we thank other people it makes us feel better – possibly even altering our body chemistry. We also know that teams and organizations that excel at building a culture of appreciation have higher engagement rates with happier employees – the key is to make sure we all remember to thank one another consistently!
And not just at work – remembering to thank our spouses children, and friends is one of the simplest, yet most effective ways to improve our own happiness levels, strengthen bonds and build trust.
As the leaves start to change and Halloween has waved goodbye for the year, we start to prepare for our next holiday on the calendar: Thanksgiving. This holiday typically brings more gratitude in the month of November than any other month in the year, but it shouldn’t be that way, especially for Leaders. Employee appreciation and high morale is key to successfully navigating a thriving business. If you don’t engage with your employees, or show appreciation, there’s no doubt your ship will start to sink.
Several years ago my son Jordan and I travelled to Kenya to provide training to athletes and coaches through the running of a variety of sport camps. It was a great trip and an amazing time to spend with Jordan. In fact, for me, it was the greatest adventure I’ve ever taken with my son. Over the three weeks we travelled together Jordan and I bonded through the sport camp work we were engaged in and we found a great love and passion for the Kenyan children we were working with. In addition to our work...
In this hectic, get-here go-there world a person can quickly get a jaded view of life and lose their sense of humour. Stop lights, traffic, people honking, hustle, bustle, kids, dinner, work, chores – it’s just so easy to rip through life focused on the next thing and the next thing and not see the big picture. My wife and I have a nice property that backs on to a forested area. Birds flit in and out of the trees, rabbits, squirrels and chipmunks race around the property. It’s our little piece of heaven,