Key leadership traits often include words like accountability, persistence, and agility. However, one of the most overlooked and underutilized characteristics is gratitude. Research has proven that people who are grateful not only seek out more success, they draw more success to their lives. Gratitude can foster a bond, promote loyalty, and encourage mutual support.

Start by recognizing those who elevated you. Mentors and partners are attracted to you when they know their investments are appreciated. Customers appreciate knowing that you recognize the value of their business. Employees are engaged and more productive when they know you are thankful to have them on your team.

Perpetuate the cycle of appreciation and success with an attitude of gratitude.