Being A Grateful Leader – Day Two

What is the cost of ignoring gratitude as a leader? Today we look at some research from that uncovered the cost of putting aside being grateful.


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Good day And welcome to the leading with nice daily. My name is Mathieu Yuill and this week we’re looking at gratitude as a leader. So what is the actual cost of being a grateful leader? Well, as mentioned yesterday, there is some research done by and they have some other interesting data from that. And what they discovered is employees who felt they hadn’t been thanked enough at work wanted on average, an extra $3,000 a year in salary for working in an environment where they aren’t thanked for their work. That is a really black and white way, very easy to measure the cost of taking the extra time to say thank you. So the question is, should this should you be worried about being too grateful? Would you inflate their egos? But actually the opposite is true. The more grateful you are to employees, they actually don’t get a bigger ego.

They actually think more of you. And in fact the words they use to describe you include inspiring. Wouldn’t that be great to be a leader or a boss or a manager whose employees whose direct reports say that you are inspiring, that you inspire them every day. The other thing that’s really interesting, if those of those who are making over $150,000 a year, they say being thanked evokes the same emotions in them as having the ability, having the right to vote. That is pretty powerful. So think today about how you can start being more grateful. If you’re grateful already. That’s great. How can you increase that in your workplace for more on this topic? Is it where we watch it help you inspire others, build loyalty and get results.