Thanksgiving and Gratitude

iStock_000010530388XSmallAre you grateful in your business life?


[bquote] “A recent study by Bersin & Associates underscores the bottom-line implications of saying thank you in the workplace. It reveals that companies that “excel at employee recognition” are 12 times more likely to enjoy strong business results. If you aren’t already a believer in the thank you economy, just think about what it can mean to your business if you embrace the power of gratitude.” Horsager, David, [/bquote]

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to express appreciation and extend that tree of gratitude.

Here are 2 simple ways to promote gratitude and let customer’s, employee’s or business partners know you appreciate them.


“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.“

- John F Kennedy



1. Tell people how much you value them. A genuine thank you and/or positive acknowledgement will carry its weight in gold.

2. Follow-Up with current customers or reach out to former customers with a personal handwritten note, email, or even a text (depending on the relationship).