With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it is the perfect time to think of genuine ways to show your staff how thankful you are for them and their hard work. It is also equally as important to learn to be thankful for your own work ethic and what you have accomplished in your career. In order to be a thankful leader for your team of employees even beyond the holiday season, here are a couple of thoughts to keep in mind:
Build a thankful environment: Being a thankful leader isn't just about sending out occasional thank you cards when your employees do a job well. It is about creating an office culture founded on gratitude and support. Find small ways to show your team how much they are valued each day. You will be surprised at how this habitual thankfulness will make you a happier and more appreciative person in other areas of your life as well.
Weed out negative thoughts: Some times will be harder than others to maintain a mindset of thankfulness. It's natural to be negative in difficult situations, yet try to balance these negative tendencies with positivity. False statements of positivity are not recommended, as this may cause many to become bitter or frustrated. Instead, focus on the big picture and on building up your employees' strengths during these times of hardship.