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Grateful Leadership: Using the Power of Acknowledgment to Engage All Your People and Achieve Superior Results by Judith W. Umlas

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Chapter 7TAKE THE ANTIDOTE FOR ENVY

Principle #3:Acknowledgment can help diffuse jealousy and envy.

Acknowledge those you are jealous of, for the very attributes you envy. Watch your resentment diminish and the relationship grow stronger as you grow to accept valuable input from the person you were envying. As a Grateful Leader, you can set the example and model this behavior for others!

At the base of all of us is a shared humanity—whether we spend our days in uniforms or suits or sweats.

When you acknowledge people of whom you’re envious, resentful, or jealous, these negative emotions diminish, and you experience the humbling awareness that we are all, in essence, the same. This in turn alters your relationship with these people, and it opens ...

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