“In a series of experiments, it was discovered that hearing “thank you” from a supervisor gave people a strong sense of both self-worth and efficacy. The study also reveals that the expression of gratitude has a spillover effect: People become more trusting with each other and more likely to help each other out.” – Shannon Cassidy
Shannon Cassidy is Founder and CEO of Bridge Between, Inc. a boutique leadership development firm specializing in behavioral change, executive presence, effective communication, collaborative teamwork, empowering leadership, and conflict resolution. She provides Executive Coaching, Facilitation (team sessions, retreats, conferences) and Keynote Speaking (conferences, annual events, ceremonies) and Mentoring Programs (associations, ERGs, leadership circles) all custom designed. She has a podcast called R.O.G. Return on Generosity that focuses on how to be a corporate generous leader by sharing time, talent and gratitude.
Shannon combines her keen ability to get to the heart of every matter with a proven track record as a corporate leader. Before founding bridge between, she spent years building profitable businesses and driving innovation and leadership initiatives. This real-world experience formed the bedrock of her success, enabling her to provide clients with the strategies, tools, and inspiration to thrive during organizational change and lead with vision, values, and purpose.
Shannon has authored several articles and books including Discover Your Inner Strength (2009), The Five Degree Principle: How Small Changes Lead to Big Results (2013), V.I.B.E. A Self-Discovery Journey to Authentic Leadership (2014) and Grounded in Gratitude a one-line-a –day, five-year gratitude journal (2015). Her current efforts focus on the benefits of Generosity at Work.
Bridge Between, Inc. provides two free quizzes to help leaders realize their current state as a Generous Leader and how to diversify their networks. Check them out!
R.O.G. Takeaway Tips:
- Express your appreciation. Thank others specifically for why you appreciate them. Please don’t just include what they do. Appreciate them for who they are. How, when they bring their strengths to work, everyone benefits.
- Take an EQ self-assessment
- Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
- Network Diversity Index Quiz
- YouTube Channel
- R.O.G. on Apple Podcasts
- R.O.G. on Spotify
Episode 102, we will be joined by Dr. Liane Davey, The Cardinal Rules of Conflict
Until then, stay generous everyone!