Published on July 5th, 2017 by Alan L. Sklover
Every once in a while, we take a moment to remind you of perhaps the easiest, yet most effective, way of to gain an important kind of leverage at work: being a person who expresses gratitude to managers, colleagues and subordinates.
Not false gratitude, but real gratitude, for the little things, the big things, and all the things in between, that people do that is kind, helpful and supportive.
Hey, even regarding your least favorite person at work: be grateful he or she is not even worse!
Gratitude, appreciation and thanks are always best shared with others. “Silent gratitude isn’t worth much to anyone” was something Gertrude Stein, the great writer, often said.
Expressions of thanks lift others, motivate others, and sometimes even help others become more thankful, themselves, for those around them.
It is truly a secret of those who enjoy job security and greater advancement, at work, and at home, too.
So take a moment today to express simple gratitude to one or two of your co-workers at work. Even a very simple, “I appreciate having you here.” It is good for them, good for you, and just plain good for all.
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If you would like to obtain a list of “50 Different Expressions of “Workplace Gratitude” for your possible use today, tomorrow and whenever, just [click here.]
You might also review a newsletter we posted in 2007 entitled “The Surprising Power of Simple Appreciation – A Negotiator’s Secret.” To do so, just [click here.]
Gratitude – the daily sweet that has no calories.
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