Many of you could relate to my story about moving, so you know that having to unpack boxes is what follows. I set about the task systematically and efficiently, until I opened a box full of my children’s letters, their school certificates cards and friends’ vacation photos – mementoes that made me pause, smile and feel happy.
The leadership lesson here is about the frequency with which we stop, pause and feel good about accomplishments we’ve had with our teams. It is only in these times of quiet that we can truly appreciate where we are and where we have come from as individuals and as part of a bigger endeavor.
All I ask, this week, is that you consciously pause once a day to reflect on the achievements you and your teams have had and enjoy the gratitude that follows.