Lisa Ryan has seen gratitude shift a corporate culture for good, boost failing businesses, and uplift company morale again and again. It's why she works directly with senior executives throughout the United States and Canada to create a culture of employee engagement through Grategies - Gratitude Strategies. This month, we feature her blog post and a short clip of her talk from the Global Gratitude Summit. Enjoy!
EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT IS COMPOUNDED BY GRATITUDE - by Lisa Ryan.
A simple practice of gratitude started with friends in 2009 changed my life. Can it change yours? YES! You may be saying, “Yes, but Lisa, I’m grateful all the time. I’m always thanking people. Why do I need to write it down?”
Because it takes less than two minutes, and it works!
First thing in the morning, or last thing at night, give yourself the gift of writing in your gratitude journal. Your “journal” may be a notebook, a journal, or loose leaf paper – it’s all good. Write down 3-5 things for which you are grateful and in doing so, you’ll experience that feeling of gratefulness. Add details to each entry so your writings are slightly different each day.
When I consult with organizations, one of the first things I share with participants is the power of keeping a gratitude journal. Why? CLICK HERE to see the rest of her post and visit LisaRyanSpeaks.com.
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