VIDEO – THE GRATEFUL SHARE AND WHY IT MATTERS
“Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity…it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” Melody Beattie
How often do you call a meeting, and you’re already thinking about all the issues that are going to come up during the meeting?
Worse, how often does the meeting turn into a finger pointing exercise, or a place to air dirty laundry and have a good moan about what’s not going right – or what others haven’t done?
The alternative? Well, try a little gratitude …
Imagine what it would be like, starting every interaction with your team with a Grateful Share. How? Well simply ask them to share what they are grateful for, and why.
As positive psychologists and neuroscientists will tell you, over time it rewires the brain to look for the good in every situation. Imagine walking to your meeting, and everyone isn’t thinking about the bad news they have to share, but are all thinking about, and sorting through, all the things they can be grateful for so they can share the best one.
It’s also a fantastic barometer for how your team are feeling, because sometimes, we do feel like we have to dig deep to find something to be grateful for. And being aware of what is going on for others means the team can be there to support the individual.
Start each meeting with a grateful share, asking “What are you grateful for, and why” – Martin Creighan, MD of AT&T
This is a tip shared with us by Martin Creighan of AT&T in the opening of his keynote for the #Culture17 Sydney Summit back in March.
In this short clip from Martin’s session he shares the concept of the Grateful Share and how it came about – and the impact it has had when used internally and externally with his clients.
So what are you grateful for today – and why?