Four Ways to Practice Thankfulness as a Team

Hamilton Lindley Thankfulness

The Good News About Gratitude

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Encouraging My Team To Share Gratitude

1. Weave gratitude into your evaluations

2. Set aside time for “snaps” or acknowledgments

3. Gain a fresh view on perceived missteps

  • Has the experience eliminated an obstacle that previously stopped us from feeling grateful?
  • What surprising ability did the experience show us?
  • In what ways have we become a better workplace because of this?
  • Can we find ways to be thankful for what happened to us now, even though we were not thankful at the time it happened?

4. Instead of apologizing, say thank you.

  • Instead of saying “I’m so sorry for messing up,” say “Thanks for catching that.”
  • Instead of saying “I’m sorry I’m late,” say “Thanks for waiting.”
  • Instead of saying “I’m sorry for interrupting you,” say “Thanks for chipping in.”



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Hamilton Lindley

Hamilton Lindley


Hamilton Lindley is a father, husband, and entrepreneur in Waco. He likes leading by enthusiasm, energy, and empathy.