In this edition ... Why Gratitude Makes You More Effective ... and How to Practice ... Getting the Courage to Pursue Your Dreams ... Three Must-Haves to Achieve The Impossible ...
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Why Gratitude Makes Leaders More Effective
Recently I had one of those days. Although nothing catastrophic happened, there were a series of minor events that didn't make for a good day. In turn -- as a result of my mood -- many of the daily road bumps felt worse than they really were. By the end of the day, I was exhausted and frustrated.
However, I didn’t want to spend what time I had left in the day feeling this crummy. It wasn’t fair to my family or me. The last thing I wanted was to be short with them or to lose sleep because I was tossing and turning. So, I took a few minutes for myself and focused on all the things that went right today. I also reflected on all the small things that made the day awesome.
And guess what? I didn’t just feel better. I felt amazing.
It may sound strange, but this is the power of gratitude. It’s one of the most effective ways to become not only a better leader but also a better person. But, if you are not convinced about this, let’s explain why leaders should practice gratitude and how they can do so every day.
Read more of this article by John Rampton on Entrepreneur.com (8 minutes)
3 MUST-HAVES TO ACHIEVE THE IMPOSSIBLE
In the past several years, I have been regularly impressed by leadership teams that have achieved “big” things.
At the front end looking forward, it was logical for each team, based upon their history, to conclude, "There's no way we’ll do this."
So what made the difference? How did these teams of ordinary people succeed?
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