Often the best advice is the simplest advice. The problem with simple advice is that people don’t take it because it seems so, well, simple. My experience tells me that simple can be very effective when done over and over again. A simple way to motivate, inspire and lead smarter is to increase your output of gratitude, thank-you’s and praise.
In my leadership training I speak a lot about raising the “Positivity Ratio” at work and letting people know we appreciate them.
Today here are some of my simple thoughts on thank you’s, gratitude and praise.