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! [Read more…] about How to Regain Our Energy
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.
Now that we have entered 2021, leaders are still dealing with all the challenges of 2020 but with the added element of time. Research indicates we all have levels of resilience we employ to get through a crisis; the bigger trial comes when that crisis turns into an on-going challenge. At this point in the pandemic, leaders and teams are burning out. This may be attributed to the continued experience of life at home, which often includes isolation and a lack of social interaction, on top of the day’s demands. Our last two blogs took a more in-depth look at resilience. Now it’s time to pair that quality with leadership.
Are you wearing shoes? While women have seen some big movement recently in breaking the glass ceiling, there are still barriers to career advancement, including the glass cliff. All leaders, regardless of gender, need to be aware of the barriers that prevent more women – particularly women of color – from effectively growing their careers. We already know that diverse teams, including teams with a mix of genders and races, outperform other less diverse teams and businesses (see leanin.org, catalyst.org, and studies by Stanford and the Women at Work initiative).