10 minutes | Oct 14, 2020

#68 - The Importance of Expressing Gratitude During Challenging Times | Leadership Espresso Shot 18

During challenging times, it’s critical that leaders boost their communication time to provide clarity and assurance to their employees. In this edition of my Leadership Espresso Shot series, I make the case that it’s equally important for leaders to express more gratitude through their leadership when faced with uncertainty about the future. Now this past Monday was Thanksgiving Day here in Canada which commemorates the end of the harvest season. For my family, this long weekend holiday is our favourite time to visit with our extended family and share laughs, good times, and warm memories. Unfortunately, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadians have been advised to stay home to slow the spread of this virus. But while we weren’t able to visit with family, I still found myself thinking about all the things I’m grateful for, despite all the challenges and problems this global pandemic has given rise to. And this got me thinking about how important it is for leaders to express gratitude through their leadership, especially during challenging times. In fact, there are several studies that demonstrate the numerous benefits leaders can tap into by bringing more gratitude into the way they lead. So what are those benefits and how can leaders express gratitude through their leadership? Well, to learn the answers to those questions, you need to listen to this episode. In the meantime, if you’ve been enjoying my leadership podcast, I’d appreciate it if you could share my show with your colleagues and network. The easiest way to do this is to share a link to our podcast page, where you can listen to ever episode of my show, as well as find links to subscribe on iHeartRadio, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Stitcher Radio. Speaking of different platforms where you can listen to my leadership podcast, you may recall how I shared recently my “Leadership Biz Cafe” podcast is now on Deezer. Well, I’m happy to share the news that just last week, my podcast was added onto Pandora as well. Now given the topic of this episode, I do have a personal message I share with listeners of my leadership podcast. So I do hope you’ll check this episode out and hopefully gain both insight and inspiration for not only why you should express more gratitude through your leadership, but how to get started right now.
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