Leaders Need to Overcome the Gratitude Gap

July 29, 2020

Workers want and need to know their work is appreciated. And showing gratitude to employees is the easiest, fastest, most inexpensive way to boost performance. New research shows that gratitude boosts employee engagement, reduces turnover, and leads team members to express more gratitude to one another—strengthening team bonds. Despite these benefits, few executives effectively utilize this simple tool.

2020 Best Book

What accounts for the staggering chasm between awareness of gratitude’s benefits and the failure of so many leaders to do it—or do it well? In Leading With Gratitude, Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton identify the widespread and pernicious myths about managing others that cause leaders to withhold thanks. The authors also introduce eight simple practices that leaders can use to show employees they are valued.

Showing gratitude isn’t just about being nice; it’s about being smart—really smart—and it’s a skill that everyone can easily learn. For those seeking to learn this invaluable skill, Leading With Gratitude will lead the way.

In the Soundview Summary of Leading With Gratitude, you will learn:

  • How to recognize and overcome the gratitude gap.
  • Why fear is not a good motivator for employees.
  • To assume positive intent and walk in employees’ shoes.
  • How to use expressions of gratitude to reinforce core company values.
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