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In keeping with tradition (OK I only just started this last year, but it is becoming tradition), it seems appropriate to take time to look at Thanksgiving through the lens of leadership. It is a time of giving thanks and acknowledging those around us who have contributed to our success … be it family, friends or colleagues.

And if you are wondering whether or not a correlation exists between Gratitude and Leadership, read this article from Forbes … About Thanksgiving: Gratitude, Leadership, and Performance

When people feel truly appreciated for their contributions, results and actions, they give their best, and higher levels of performance are unleashed.

The role of leaders in creating such a culture is fundamental … The impact of gratitude on the leader and on others around him/her can be extraordinary.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!