Be Grateful for Your Setbacks and Challenges

This is the week that the United States celebrates the Thanksgiving, and, in fact, this blog is being posted on the exact day this year. Although to many Thanksgiving is a great occasion to take some time off from work and enjoy some good food with family and friends, it also provides a great opportunity to reflect on and give thanks for the many blessings we have in our lives. Even more than that, it is an invitation to examine our lives and try and appreciate the things that we take for granted, and to cultivate gratitude not only for what we consider the good, but also for things that we have complaints about and may be dissatisfied with.

A Thanksgiving Tribute to My Team

The American Thanksgiving holiday is always a great opportunity and reminder to step back and appreciate, and express gratitude for, all the blessings we have in our lives. In that spirit, I decided to dedicate this week’s post to expressing my gratitude to our very own team here at The Ghannad Group, by publicly acknowledging them for who they are and what they do to make it possible for us to pursue our passion as our profession. I hope you will forgive my indulgence in this one internally focused post, and I hope you will be inspired to take the time to privately and publicly acknowledge your teammates for the ways in which they contribute to your own success.

In Praise of Intrapreneurs: 10 Encouraging Tips for the True Champions of Transformation

Much has been said in praise of entrepreneurs—those intrepid few of us who weather the storms of adversity and uncertainty, who boldly accept the risks of exploring new frontiers, and whose goal is to offers goods and services without the backing of a large organization. As someone who has recently embarked on an entrepreneurial venture of my own, I can certainly attest to and appreciate the recognition that entrepreneurs receive as well-deserved. As laudable as it is to strike out on your own, however, this post is written in honor of those whose choice is no less noble or courageous , i.e. those who choose to stay in their corporate roles and navigate the often-treacherous waters of internal politics and other challenges, all so that they can champion culture transformation from the inside-out. We refer to these brave few, who accomplish what no external force or factor can ever achieve, as the “intrapreneurs.”

How to Create a Culture of Gratitude

The Thanksgiving holiday is around the corner in the United States and, as is the tradition, it is a great time to reflect on what we are grateful for.  My intention in this short post is to leave you compelled and empowered to generate an attitude of gratitude with ease in any circumstance, not just the holidays, as well as enable you to bring out the same in others around you and therefore create a culture of gratitude wherever you go.  I’d like to start by asking you to do a quick exercise with me before you proceed to read the rest of the post.