Communication tip for leaders: Share gratitude

November 17, 2012 - 17:55 -- Dr. Ada

Share gratitude

It’s the time of year in the US when we all remember to give thanks for our many blessings. It’s a good practice, but seems incredible to me that we have designated only one day a year to giving thanks!

According to Cicero, "Gratitude is not only the greatest of the virtues but the parent of all others." Multiple studies have shown the correlation between gratitude and increased wellbeing not only for the individual but for all people involved. . . Continue reading »

Communication tip for leaders: Create a safe place

November 11, 2012 - 21:30 -- Dr. Ada

safe place Most workplaces I visit acknowledge the need for open communication. In some, this is even part of their written values. Yet, in those same places I often hear people say that lack of open communication is one of the main problems they face. What is going on?

In my experience, there is one issue that is often overlooked. If you want to promote and facilitate open communication, you have to build a safe place. What does a safe place for communication feels like? Continue reading »

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