Building a Strong Team—Gratitude is Key

Who Have You Thanked Lately?

A lesson learned is often at the expense of others. If you are lucky, you are forgiven and both parties walk away smarter.
Such was the case this week when I was reminded that no matter how seasoned and professional a person is in their industry, everyone needs recognition for a job well done.
I also heard about an employee meeting a friend attended. The employees were concerned about some new procedures being implemented and the response from management was “If you don’t like it, there are plenty of people looking for work. I am sure we can find a replacement for you.” OUCH!
It got me thinking, how many of us take for granted the very people who help us grow personally and professionally.
In order to build a strong business, you need a strong team surrounding you–from employees to vendors; from clients to business alliances; from volunteers to friends and family.
Every last one of these individuals is integral to your success. Doesn’t matter if they are compensated for their support, they need/deserve recognition that their efforts are appreciated.I always try to say thank you whenever someone does something for me. It could be something that they are expected to do
Gratitude is simple. It can be verbal or written. It can be a special lunch just to say thanks.
No one should be taken for granted.

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