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The Power of Gratitude


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What motivates beyond money? When it comes to engaging people at the workplace, a simple “thank you” might prove to be more effective. Based on articles by Professor Manfred Kets de Vries and Professor Schon Beechler, this Slideshare presentation shows us the benefits of gratitude, and how it can boost morale and positivity at work.

Full articles are published on INSEAD Knowledge.

"The Power of Gratitude"
by Manfred Kets de Vries, INSEAD Distinguished Professor of Leadership Development & Organisational Change

"Positive Leadership: Success Without Collateral Damage"
by Schon Beechler, INSEAD Senior Affiliate Professor of Leadership and Organisational Behaviour

Published in: Leadership & Management

The Power of Gratitude

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  2. 2. GRATITU DE is a readiness to show appreciation and to return kindness.
  3. 3. What is a culture without gratitude like? INSEAD The Business School
  4. 4. Low comp morale
  5. 5. -: »' ‘W :10 I Q Greed and rampant bullying
  6. 6. Disturbingly high employee , ..; _,, ¢j turnover
  7. 7. “You don't lead by hitting people over the head- _ l. " Dwight Eisenhower From “Positive Leadership: Success without Collateral Damage” by Schon Beechler INSEAD Knowledge
  8. 8. Money alone is not enough to spur people on.
  9. 9. A positive work environment is vital for enabling higher levels of collective performance.
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  11. 11. Gratitude builds optimism, making you resilient to adversity.
  12. 12. It converts stress into positive energy Necessary to overcome challenges
  13. 13. It improves physical and mental health.
  14. 14. “Gratitude is a natural form of anti-depressant. ” Manfred Kets de Vries From “The Power of Gratitude” INSEAD Knowledge
  15. 15. It fosters cooperation and camaraderie.
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  17. 17. How to Practice Gratitude in the Workplace INSEAD The Busine s School s for the World“
  18. 18. Tip #1: Respect People
  19. 19. Tip #2: Acknowledge hard work and excellence
  20. 20. “A simple ‘thank you’ for work well done can be a great motivator. ” — Manfred Ketsde Vries
  21. 21. Finally, devote time each day to reflect on and list all the things you are grateful for.
  22. 22. Gratefulness is a choice.
  23. 23. What choice will you make today?
  24. 24. References: The Power of Gratitude by Professor Manfred Kets de Vries Positive Leadership: Success Without Collateral Damage by Professor Schon Beechler INSEAD The Business School for the Worldi’
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