Saying Thank You is a Win-Win in Leadership

Expressing gratitude is a skill that is easily learned

Vincent Vicari
3 min readApr 8, 2024
Photo by Wilhelm Gunkel on Unsplash

What if I told you there was one thing you could do every day that would significantly improve your life, would you do it?

It’s not illegal, doesn’t cost anything, and doesn’t involve putting anything into your body.

Sounds really good right? Too good to be true? And it’s really easy to do. In fact you can do it many times each day.

Are you ready?

It’s saying thank you.

Nothing super crazy I know. Nothing special about saying thank you. Except, expressing gratitude is special.

For the person or people you’re saying thank you too, it’s very special.

Here’s the thing about expressing your gratitude, it’s easy, and more importantly, it builds trust.

In leadership, simply thanking others for their efforts, when appropriate, goes a very long way. You as the leader, build a following by recognizing the effort and expressing gratitude.

I know what you may be thinking, folks are just doing their job, so why say thank you?

First, they don’t have to do that job. They could go somewhere else and now you’ve lost talent. Now you can explain…



Vincent Vicari

Writings on Personal Development, Leadership, and Creativity.