Sheldon Yellen, CEO of BELFOR Holdings Inc., writes 9,200 holiday and birthday cards every year: one for every employee. He started this gesture in 1985 to change people’s perspective about him around the company. He continued the custom as a way of generating gratefulness amongst the employees. It’s a fantastic example of leadership that intentionally focuses on employees as individuals who deserve dignity and recognition (Allana Akhtar, “A CEO Who Writes 9,200 Employee Holiday Cards a Year Explains the Value of Gratitude,” Business Insider, updated December 24, 2019,