Lead with Gratitude or Complants

Lead with Gratitude or Complants

by Michael Feeley January 12, 2024


SOME PEOPLE CHOOSE to lead with complaints. Good things happen to them, yet they focus on what is not working and imperfect and miss the opportunity to lead with gratitude.

Recently, an executive I’m acquainted with was away on a holiday trip with his family and told me how the washing machine broke down the night before they left to come home, being stung by bees, and part of the armoire missing a piece of wood with some nails sticking out.

When asked how else the week of vacation went in the gorgeous villa he rented, with pool, privacy, and magnificent scenery, he said, “We had a fantastic time.” The concierge decorated the house for the holidays, packed in groceries, set up a taxi and rental car, arranged dinner reservations+++

> Why do some people ignore gratitude – thanks – appreciation – and choose to promote irritation and anger?

> Which emotion gives them more pleasure and might make them feel more powerful and important – generous gratitude or detailed resentment?

If this person is like this during a vacation, what is he like to work with and as a company leader?

The power of gratitude is something to test for yourself. Be scientific. Do research on the subject of gratitude and see
if gratitude is strength.

If you lead and live with gratitude, how does it make you feel, and how does gratitude affect your relations inside and outside of work?

“Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions.
The more you express gratitude for what you have,
the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.”
Zig Ziglar


Thanks – Michael (he, him)

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This is important too – Connection is Gratitude and Opportunity.



Michael has twenty years experience matching people with positions that allows them to reach their potential. Having worked with corporate decision makers, Michael has expertise in understanding organizational needs in multiple industries. He understands, experientially and intuitively, what gets people hired and what doesn’t. With a big heart and intellect to match, Michael Feeley is an authority on bringing the best out of business owners, executives, and entrepreneurs… he has such amazing energy, not to mention a terrific business background.

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