I’m sorry. It’s stuck in your head now. You can’t help it.
…When you need some love…Pour some sugar on me!…
I’ll stop. Although, you should know, I’m hot, sticky sweet, from my head to my feet.
And, if you don’t know the Def Leopard song, this is one awkward opening to a blog.
Mainly, I have been doing a lot of sessions recently on the power of gratitude and appreciation. They are different, but they go hand in hand.
Actually, right now, think of three things you are grateful for. Do it. Don’t read ahead until thinking of three things.
Okay, did you do it?
So, if we were to rate your level of happiness, it just increased. It’s true. Gratitude makes us happier. In fact, it is impossible to be in a bad mood and express gratitude at the same time. Impossible. Don’t believe me? Try it.
Also, did you know that when you are in a good mood – you tend to spread that good mood to other people. If you manage others, think about how pleased your employees are when you come to work in a bad mood. Yeah, you make their life easier.
We all have that person in our life that brings their stress, negativity, and baggage with them wherever they go. Are you thinking of someone right now?
If you can’t think of someone…well…
It might be you!
Did you also know that the overwhelming reason people leave their job…
Is not about the money.
It’s about their relationship with their boss.
When is the last time you expressed gratitude to your co-workers or employees? Was it genuine, or results oriented?
Do your employees know you appreciate them? Do you appreciate them? What do they do that you are grateful for?
Management is about relationships – not tasks. Performing with others on stage is not about improvisation rules – but the relationships that exist with the other performers. If there is trust, respect, and appreciation – it’s going to be a pretty good show.
Well, they’re probably already cleaning up their resume.
Maybe it’s not too late, so give us a call!