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The Art of Grateful Leadership

Jul 30, 2018

Judy Umlas has written three books, all of them on Acknowledgment and Acknowledgment in Leadership

In her second book, Grateful Leadership: Using the Power of Acknowledgment to  Engage All Your People and Achieve Superior Results

She speaks of specific principles

The Seven Principles of Acknowledgment

These seven...

Jul 23, 2018

I have heard people talk about acknowledgment

And the fact that if you acknowledge too often, you will cheapen it.

It will no longer be seen as valuable or a motivator.


Could this be true?


I don’t think so

And I believe that Judy Umlas would agree with me.


How can I be so confident?


For three very specific...

Jul 16, 2018

High School Sports are very competitive.

Kindness is also important, especially for a new student at the school.  Let me tell you about a meeting I went to for my son's High School soccer team.

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Jul 9, 2018

There has been a theme over the last couple episodes of the art of Grateful Leadership Podcast

It’s all about improving your acknowledgment skills


We started with stretching our acknowledgment skills by getting to know people better

as well as growing our acknowledgment vocabulary


Then we emphasized the need...

Jul 2, 2018

Judith W. Umlas, the author of

The Power of Acknowledgment


Grateful Leadership: Using the Power of Acknowledgment to Engage All Your People and Achieve Superior Results


Repeats one thought time and time again to me


“If the acknowledgment comes from the heart, you cannot do it wrong.”

Lets listen to a...