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037 ~ Gratitude on Social Media

I went out to LinkedIn today and decided that I wanted to do a search on the word “gratitude” Do you know what I found? I found 46,044 results, just in LinkedIn Hear about some of the people I found during this episode Social Media is a Powerful Tool, we need to use it to spread the word regarding the Power of Acknowledgment, Grateful Leadership and the Center for Grateful Leadership. Keywords: #IWorkForGM; Grateful Leader; Judith W Umlas; Jim Trela; Center for Grateful Leadership;...

Duration: 00:05:08

036 ~ Mr Thank You - New Projects and Closing Thoughts

In this episode, we close out our discussion with Mr. Thank You, John Israel If you remember, he dedicated a year to increasing the gratitude in the world by writing 5 thank you notes each day, for 365 days. That’s a total of 1825 Thank You Notes. Knowing the passion that John put into this project it couldn’t just end there; today, John is going to tell us about his book and that he will deliver a TED talk in the near future He also gives us some very poignant reasons not to wait with...

Duration: 00:10:54

035 ~ Mr Thank You Project - Discoveries

This is the the third installment with Mr. Thank You, John Israel In this episode, we ask about any changes that took place as a result of the Mr. Thank You Project Let’s hear what John Israel has to say: Keywords: #IWorkForGM; Art of Grateful Leadership; Jim Trela; John Israel; Mr. Thank You; CGL; Grateful Leader; Center for Grateful Leadership; Gratitude; Leadership; Management

Duration: 00:11:45

034 ~ The Mr Thank You Project

In the last episode we were introduced to Mr. John Israel John Israel Is a professional speaker and published author who lives in Dallas TX He is the founder of The Mr. Thank You Project a global movement to elevate the level of gratitude on the planet by inspiring 74 million Thank You cards. He kicked it off by writing 5 Thank You cards every day for an entire year. John has been featured on several news outlets such as: Fox News, ABC News, Popsugar and for his...

Duration: 00:11:51

033 ~ Mr Thank You and the Center for Grateful Leadership

Today we have the unique opportunity to meet Mr. Thank You himself John Israel Without giving away all of John’s story He committed himself to a project that lasted a full year 365 days And he made it His story reached the ears of Judy Umlas and Judy invited him to speak to the entire Center for Grateful Leadership during the NOvember 2017 Live Quest and Answer session As soon as I heard him, I knew I had to have him as a guest on the Art of Grateful Leadership Podcast. In this...

Duration: 00:13:41

032 ~ Gratitude Helps Everyone and Mr Thank you

Do you have a good friend? One of those friends that knows what you can do One that knows you so well that they know when you don’t do your best And they constantly challenge you to always give your best? They are people that constantly support you I hope that everyone has a friend like that Today I'll tell you about that person and about Mr. Thank You. Keywords: IWorkforGM; Grateful Leader; Center for Grateful Leadership; IIL; John Israel; Jim Trela; Management; Leadership; Judith...

Duration: 00:07:00

031 ~ The Holidays A Perfect Time To Reflect

I don’t know how things go for you at this time of year But where I work, everything comes down to delivery Delivery before the end of the year Everyone wants to declare victory in the current fiscal year “End the year strong!” is the mantra If you were to graph the delivery of projects throughout the entire year you would end up with a graph that looks like a hockey stick Gradual number of projects delivered throughout the first three quarters of the year, then a significant...

Duration: 00:05:19

030 ~ Taking Acknowledgment to the Streets of New York

Do people really know about the Power of Acknowledgment and the value of a Grateful Leader? Judy Umlas, Grateful Leadership’s number one evangelist, decided to ask the public about Grateful Leadership She wanted to know what their conceptions and misconceptions are on the subject So Judy took it to the streets of new york to see what people on the street have to say. She even addresses how you can use the Power of Acknowledgment to get ahead in business Keywords: #IWorkForGM; Judy...

Duration: 00:04:57

028 ~ Passion for Grateful Leadership - Madsen

Welcome to the Art of Grateful Leadership podcast Today we get to hear more from Volvo Group’s Michelle Madsen She was the pioneer in becoming a Certified Grateful Leader Trainer In this episode, we will hear some stories from her training Her reaction to the Grateful Leadership On-Demand Course Impact of the training at Volvo It all begins with Michelle talking about becoming a certified Grateful Leader trainer Keywords: #IWorkForGM; Grateful Leader; Art of Grateful Leadership;...

Duration: 00:09:57

029 ~ Does the Power of Acknowledgment Pay off in Business

The purpose of this podcast is to share concepts and stories about the Power of Acknowledgment and Grateful Leadership But does this payoff in the market place? During this episode we will take a look at an example: Whole Foods Market Keywords: #IWorkForGM; Whole Foods Market; Amazon; Grateful Leader; IIL; Jim Trela; Center for Grateful Leadership; Leadership; Management;

Duration: 00:11:55

027 ~ The Roadmap to Grateful Leadership w Michelle Madsen

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been talking about the 5 Cs of Acknowledgment We’ve had an episode on each of the 5 Cs Consciousness Choice Courage Communication and Commitment Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with Michelle Madsen, one of the Certified Grateful Leader Trainers Michelle Madsen has a Master’s degree in Biotechnology Management, and a Master’s degree in Human Resources Development (HRD) Michelle has worked for the Volvo Group for the past 7 years, And...

Duration: 00:09:55

026 ~ The Fifth C - Commitment

For the last few podcasts, we have been discussing Judy Umlas’ The 5 Cs of Acknowledgment So far, we have discussed the first 4 Cs Consciousness Choice Courage And Communication The Fifth C is “Commitment” Here is Judy’s summary about Commitment from Grateful Leadership: Using the Power of Acknowledgment to Engage All Your People and Achieve Superior Results Commitment: Once you witness the benefits of gratitude (for example, watch your people come alive, take more initiative,...

Duration: 00:07:48

025 ~ The Fourth C - Communication

Today we continue with our discussion on the 5 Cs of Acknowledgment We’ve discussed the first three Cs: Consciousness Choice Courage And today we are going to discuss the 4th C Communication Judy Umlas’ Poster on Grateful Leadership’s The 5 Cs of Acknowledgment says this about Communication: Figure out the best way to reach your recipient. There are so many ways to do so.. It is simple to Communicate your gratitude and appreciation in whatever form you choose - anything from...

Duration: 00:07:03

024 ~ The Third C - Courage

Today, we are going to talk the third of the 5 Cs of Acknowledgment Courage To Acknowledge someone is such a simple thing to do. But why isn’t it easy too? Judy Umlas has a small poster that talks about the 5 Cs. For Courage it states: It is courageous to deliver a heartfelt and authentic acknowledgment.If you feel nervous or embarrassed and that you need to summon up Courage, you know you are on the right track! Keywords: #IWorkForGM; Courage; Power of Acknowledgment; Grateful...

Duration: 00:11:44

023 ~ The Second C - Choice

Judy Umlas had defined the 5 Cs of Acknowledgment ConsciousnessChoiceCourageCommunicationCommitment Today, we’re going to discuss the second “C” Choice Keywords: #IWorkForGM; Art of Grateful Leadership; Judy Umlas; Jim Trela; Management; Leadership; Center for Grateful Leadership; IIL; Choice

Duration: 00:09:07

022 ~ Acknowledging Some True Help at Work

Have you ever had someone come out of nowhere to help you at work? That happened to me recently at my job Working for a large company, things can get pretty complex Especially when it comes to project management This week I had a person that I don’t even know come to my help And spend the necessary time to make sure she understood my situation And provide an answer to my problem She didn’t get anything special for it, except my personal acknowledgment of her efforts Her name is...

Duration: 00:05:19

021 ~ Acknowledgment While On Vacation

When you take a vacation, does the Power of Acknowledgment stay at home in the closet, or do you bring it with you? Living the Power of Acknowledgment and Grateful Leadership can be challenging. There is no better time to practice your skills than when you are on vacation. I took to honing my Acknowledgment skills when my wife and I went on vacation. Come listen in. The fun part is when I acknowledged a Drill Sergeant at Fort Benning in Georgia! Keywords: #IWorkForGM; Art of Grateful...

Duration: 00:09:53

020 ~ Kest - Biggest Impact and Where To Get Started

In this episode, We conclude our visit with Kathy Kest Here she tells us where The power of Acknowledgment and Grateful Leadership has had the biggest impact in her life She will also tell us where to get started with Grateful Leadership and the Power of Acknowledgment Let’s listen in Keywords: #IWorkForGM; Art of Grateful Leadership; Center for Grateful Leadership; International Institute for Learning; IIL; Kathy Kest; Jim Trela

Duration: 00:09:25

019 ~ Kest - Acknowledgment for Every Aspect of Your Life

In this episode we continue our conversation with Kathy Kest Kathy has demonstrated the Power of Acknowledgment and Grateful Leadership in both business as well as her personal life. She is also one of the International Institute for Learning’s Certified Grateful Leadership Trainers As you will see, this isn’t just a training course for Kathy She exudes gratitude and acknowledgment in all areas of her life, even outside of the office Let’s listen to how she helps others open up and...

Duration: 00:11:37

018 ~ Kathy Kest and the Center for Grateful Leadership

In this episode, we are going to meet Kathryn R. Kest Kathy is one of the International Institute for Learning’s Certified Grateful Leadership Trainers and spreads the Power of Acknowledgment message wherever she goes. I had the chance to speak to Kathy on the topic of Grateful Leadership. In this episode, she will tell us about the importance of Listening, truly listening; How she got involved with the Center for grateful Leadership And how sometimes, “Thank you” is not...

Duration: 00:11:05

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