With the onset and ongoing turbulence of COVID-19, organizations were forced to pivot, adapt, and plunge into uncharted waters while facing overwhelming uncertainty. Despite title, rank, or position we are all leaders at work and at home and have the capacity to impact, influence, and inspire others through intentional actions. To put people first effective communication, collaboration, empathy, inclusion, and understanding is imperative.
Employees are becoming increasingly demotivated and disengaged coupled with experiencing a lack of work-life balance. Mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, and addiction are on the rise hence it is integral to lead with compassion, transparency, integrity, and most of all resiliency as we stand together apart. Additionally, with remote work companies need to lead inclusively where they realize diversity reflects who’s on the team, yet inclusion reflects who gets to play. Great organizations recognize operating in silos create cultural barriers. Creating a sense of belonging promotes healthier, happier, inclusive, and innovative workplaces.
How to actively listen, empathize, and empower others towards a positive paradigm.
Retraining the brain for positivity for optimal work-life blend.
Balanced boundaries: You are not required to set yourself on fire to keep others warm.
Psychological safety: The key to diversity, inclusion, and creating a sense of belonging at the workplace.
Cultivate inclusion at virtual and in-person meetings.
The power of surrendering to circumstance: Why letting go strengthens resilience.