Gratefulness In Business

vs. entitlement

Demonstrating appreciation to others for what I have and how they have helped me

To practice Gratefulness I will:

  • show others how much I appreciate them
  • write thank-you notes
  • take care of what I have
  • count my benefits rather than my burdens
  • be content

    Gratitude is not Feedback

    -Jill Tomey

    Have you ever had a supervisor thank you for something you did and then follow it with a critique or suggestion?  That is not gratitude.  That is feedback.  Pay attention when you are giving someone praise or thanks that you limit it to just that, without a qualification that distracts from the Grateful gesture.  While it is the job of the supervisor to provide feedback, there is a place and a time for that, and it is not right after a Thank You.  This does not stop you from including appreciation or positivity in a designated feedback session or performance review.  Just do not let it water down a spontaneous thanks.

    How will you keep your Gratefulness focused?


    The Links below will take you to Resources you can use in the workplace or any organizational group
    to improve the Character Quality of Responsibility.

    Interview for Gratefulness with this question:

    How do you express Gratitude when someone does something for you?

    Download The Ultimate Guide to Hiring for Character with questions for all 36 qualities.

    What We are Reading This Month

    Leading with Gratitude: Eight Leadership Practices for Extraordinary Business Results
    by Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton



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