Being grateful as a leader? For tough executives (in tough organizations, in an even tougher business world), this sounds a bit esoteric, doesn’t it?

In the face of the daily pressure to deliver results fast, you do not not even have a minute for dubious "gratitude practices" such as the one outlined below.

But: it works! And it’s certainly worth your while.

If you are not convinced, read “Buddha’s Brain - the practical neuroscience of happiness, love, and wisdom” by Rick Hanson. Coming from a background in natural science myself, I bring a  certain skepticism towards obscure approaches, too. This book helped me to see the science behind mindfulness, meditation, gratefulness etc. Evidently, it works.

So, what could you be grateful for today if you wanted to, and had a minute to be grateful?