Thankfulness. Why are we so open to encourage and be thankful at Thanksgiving time? Shouldn’t we “give thanks” every day of the year? What if Thanksgiving was every Friday and we ended the workweek by thanking our teammates? Or what if it was every Monday, and we started the workweek out by giving thanks? Wow! I think this would totally change our mindset and drive positive thinking and expression. Thanksgiving should be a daily mindset, not just an annual holiday.
Stay with me here! Before you think this is just another Thanksgiving Day blog, know that I was on this kick before the holiday. I work within a lot of companies, and I’ve seen a workforce trend of entitlement growing more and more common. Entitlement is the enemy of thankfulness. After all, why would you be thankful for something owed to you? (more…)
“‘I’m entitled’ or ‘I’m responsible.’
It’s a personal choice/decision that makes all the difference.” – Mark Oakes
These two very different choices in our attitudes and our actions really do make all the difference, especially when it comes to how we lead others.
This perspective is all about me. I’ve earned it. I deserve it. I’m owed it. It’s my right. An entitlement leader:
This perspective is all about holding ourselves accountable – to our organization and the people we lead. A responsibility leader: