“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.”
Leaders with a growth mindset don't go it alone and they are grateful to all the people who help them along the way. The awareness that they owe their success to the helping hands and support of others is a defining characteristic of all the great leaders I've had the privilege to work with. For me, gratitude is also the key identifier of leadership potential in new talent.
I would not have been able to build the career I have without the help of many people. I believe that to be true for every successful person. A sense of gratitude helps keep you grounded and humble. It also helps connect you in a powerful and meaningful way to the people you are leading and serving. Gratitude is a constant reminder that you are not the master of the universe. It is important to acknowledge the contribution of others in your success and to give back.