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  • in reply to: Most Memorable Acknowledgment #9911
    jgtrela
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    Michelle — Sometimes the simplest are the most profound.  Thank you for sharing this with us.  It makes the CGL members think: “Maybe all I need to do is say something simple.”

    This example is a profound example of how, if it comes from the heart and is sincere, your acknowledgment will have an effect on the other person.

    in reply to: Most Memorable Acknowledgment #9882
    jgtrela
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    Susan,

    That is exactly why I mentor and teach. The rewards come from the growth in the other person. Their smile, the look in their eyes, and tone of their voice. That is the reward for teaching. Thank you for sharing this story.

    – Jim

    in reply to: Most Memorable Acknowledgment #9812
    jgtrela
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    Judy,

    I am always amazed at your Acknowledgments.  You took what could have been a very personal situation around and helped a man realize his error, even how he can better handle a situation with his wife.  You know exactly what to say to bring out the best in people.  Examples like this show everyone how the Power of Acknowledgment can help turn the world in to a better place.

    Thank you for sharing this very astute acknowledgment.

    Jim Trela

    in reply to: Podcast 89 – ABSOLUTE TRUTH #9327
    jgtrela
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    Tom –

    It appears that our lives have been running parallel paths for the last couple months.  My condolences on the passing of your Father.  As I was told over the last few weeks, the apple does not fall far from the tree, therefore your Father must have been a man to be looked up to and respected.

    I’m sure you will agree that taking the time to acknowledge people, especially those that have had a profound impact on our life, puts all your life in perspective.  Imagine the impact those people that just touch your life for a minute have, and how an acknowledgment can launch them into a successful trajectory toward their goals.

    People like you, Tom, and the other members of the Center for Grateful Leadership, are making a difference in people’s lives. Your posting here helps reinforce the need for acknowledgment in today’s world.

    Acknowledging people frees you to be present with those around you, even if its just a phone call or a letter.  In the Art of Grateful Leadership Podcast, I have stressed the need for acknowledgment. And sometimes, as I’ve experienced with my Dad’s passing, just being there is acknowledgment in a most powerful form. Being there physically. Being there through a phone call. Being there through an email or a letter.

    I encourage everyone to let people know you are thinking of them, and you are with them during their ups and downs. It means so much.

    Thank you for your post.

    in reply to: Introduce Yourself! #8956
    jgtrela
    Participant

    Welcome Arianna!  As your Grateful Leader journey begins, know that there are many committed Center for Grateful Leadership members here to make this walk with you. The world will open in ways you do not expect. We look forward to hearing your stories and sharing ours.

    in reply to: I need your help! #8955
    jgtrela
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    How about:

    Obligation or Dedication: How do you see your commitment to your people?

    in reply to: Hey! How about another challenge! #8150
    jgtrela
    Participant

    Hi Tom,

    Personally, I don’t like when people take acknowledgment and turn it into a formula. Why 5.6 to one? At work, my managers have been given the 4:1 ratio to use when talking with employees.  Seems very mechanical.

    When it comes to Acknowledgment, it must be earned and heartfelt.  There should be no formula for this.

    When it comes to correction, it must be made in an environment of support and trust. I’ve podcasted about this on the Production Line Podcast (http://productionline.libsyn.com) in  episode 066~ The Power of Correction and Trust.  When you speak to a valued employee or family member in this type of atmosphere, they are willing to discuss what has happened, what should happen, and how to correct it. Generally, they will want to improve.

    Thank you for posting this.  I look forward to more feedback.

    • Jim Trela
    in reply to: A CGL Member-inspired addition to the 5 C's: The 4 P's #8122
    jgtrela
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    Judy,

    Thank you for the kind words and encouragement.  We will continue to engage people at GM and see where we can go.  I’ll keep everyone posted on the progress.

    -Jim

    in reply to: A CGL Member-inspired addition to the 5 C's: The 4 P's #8116
    jgtrela
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    Judy,

    I’ve read your post several times. Each time I begin to write a response, but I feel that I fall short; the words not forthcoming. Thank you for your kind words. I am a man that measures the action by the result; and currently a result has not been received. I am waiting on senior management at GM to continue the dialog that began last week.

    I have high hopes for bringing Grateful Leadership to GM.  We have planted the seeds, let’s see what we harvest.

    – Jim Trela

    in reply to: Hey! How about another challenge! #7629
    jgtrela
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    Tom,

    That is quite a story of your granddaughter.  It goes right along with the video of Sophia this morning.  There is so much we can learn from our children.  Maybe we should lead by example and listen to them more.

    Appreciatively,

    Jim Trela

    in reply to: Opportunities for Acknowledgment Are Everywhere #7264
    jgtrela
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    Tom,

    As a part of the Art of Grateful Leadership Podcast, I will be reading anecdotes, like the ones written above.  I hope you don’t mind if we expand the use of your great stories to the podcast.

    I’ll send you a recording of the podcast before we air it and let you know when it will hit the airwaves in April.

    If you have any questions, concerns or feedback, please email me at jim@jamesgtrela.com

    With Much Gratitude,
    Jim Trela

    in reply to: Opportunities for Acknowledgment Are Everywhere #7236
    jgtrela
    Participant

    What a great story, Tom.  Thank you so much for giving us even more inspiration to Acknowledge those that we encounter everyday.

    in reply to: IIL IPM Day 2016 #6777
    jgtrela
    Participant

    I just heard Tom Peters’ talk entitled: “Business Excellence in a Disruptive Age.”  It was incredible!!  One point he made is the importance of Acknowledgment in an organization.  As soon as you can, listen to it!  I know Judy listened and found it incredible too!

    Let us know what you think about it!!

    in reply to: What draws you to the Center for Grateful Leadership? #6596
    jgtrela
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    What draws me to the Center for Grateful Leadership?  Habit.  The building of a habit to be grateful.  Every morning I have a task waiting for me on my phone to thank God for all I have received.  I’ve found my patience for my wife and children has increased dramatically when I realize how much I receive from them.

    That works well when I’m at home or alone, but what about the workplace where things are sometimes negative?

    That’s where the Center for Grateful Leadership helps me.  I have The 5 Cs of Acknowledgment hanging on the wall of my cube. The CGL gives me a place to share my journey and see how the Gratefulness mindset helps in all areas and with many people.

    Please document and share your journey on the site, especially when you have struggles.  We all have them!!  Here is a support group that can help us get past those times.  We, in turn, have a responsibility to those on the team to help them remember how blessed we really are.

    in reply to: Introduce Yourself! #6587
    jgtrela
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    Hello All!  I’m Jim Trela and I was introduced to Judy through the Grateful Leadership on demand course at IIL’s IPM Day 2015.  What an eye opener.  Things that seem so obvious are so overlooked in organizations.

    I have a podcast where I mentioned Judy and the need for recognition in business these days.  Frankly, I believe that a Grateful Organization can create a competitive advantage over other organizations because their customers will want to partner with those companies that appreciate them.

    I’m driven by the belief that organizations must have an operating system in place that will deliver a consistent quality product / service to their customers.  Can you imagine an organization where appreciation and recognition are not just part of the process, but part of the culture, its DNA?  Wouldn’t you want to be part of an organization like that?

    The Center for Grateful Leadership is a place where we can change the world, one “Thank you” at a time.

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