As we move into the new year, many of our clients report feeling some fatigue and ennui. Causes range from residual Covid impacts, tiring of the challenges in their work and lives, or they’re experiencing an overall lack of balance or motivation. Why does this matter? Certainly, for personal fulfillment, and because leaders set the tone within their organizations. Their energy creates ripple effects within their culture and environment. It follows that if leaders and top teams desire vibrancy within their organizations, they need to assess and manage their own energy. [Read more…] about New Year, New You?
Using the Hogan to understand how your style affects your team
Self-awareness about your style, values, preferences, and stress behaviors helps you make better choices about how to lead. In two recent blogs, Capacity Group shared how we use The Hogan Suite of Assessments to help teams connect, build trust, and accelerate performance. In this blog, we want to emphasize how these sessions generate important insights for the leader. I’ll share two examples that highlight powerful shifts leaders made as a result of investing in this work.
Whether it is a new team, an existing team experiencing a change in structure, strategy, or context, or a team not working at its potential, investing energy to build trust, clarity, and align intent will accelerate team performance.
Our last post discussed the energy drain and crisis many of us are experiencing, having survived the pandemic, and living in unstable times. In it, we talk about a few keys to energy, such as:
- How social connection is fundamental to our well-being
- The importance of tracking and noticing your energy
- The idea that leaders have a responsibility to be in good condition to lead, which includes ensuring we have good levels of energy and resilience
In this post, we share tips for refilling your tank so you can have the energy to lead your team and organization into the future. Taking care of yourself will help you be more caring towards others in your life, both at work and at home. In today’s dynamic and ambiguous environment, it is critical that leaders must have compassion!
Leaders are finding themselves exhausted, which is no surprise as we survived Covid, having skillfully navigated our personal lives, work teams, and organizations. As we exit the pandemic mode and enter a hybrid work mode, many leaders find themselves and their teams lacking the same drive and commitment they had pre-pandemic. The recent war on talent further compounds an already difficult situation for leaders. After two and a half years of near-stability, firms are experiencing talent exits on an unprecedented scale, creating instability once again.
After a long 18 months of living in the pandemic environment, firms are beginning to more fully Return to Office (RTO). From recent conversations with our clients, we are hearing about a new challenge which is staff burnout.
Having made it through the pandemic in very successful ways, organizations are now seeing that their people have reached a point of exhaustion. While we had moments of this throughout the pandemic, burnout seems to be taking a higher toll at this time. Our blog aims to highlight distinctions about burnout and offer some suggestions that can help you navigate burnout for yourself and your team.