When things get hectic for you and your team, it’s even more important to slow down, observe, and give thanks for a job well done. When it’s crunch time for you, you can be sure the people you lead are also feeling the pressure.
Saying thank you, a sincere thank you, is a simple and powerful way to lift spirits, motivate, and empower. Look for opportunities to say it more — especially when you can say it face-to-face (or with a handwritten note) and back it up with the why behind your sentiments. How did that person help you, the team, the company, or the world?
Of course an email or text message that gives thanks is better than nothing. However, a thank you that comes with a smile and some supporting facts as to why what someone did made a difference is a real gift.