A Message To The Leaders…

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It’s not an easy time for you. Leadership skills are being tried more than ever with the recent stay at home orders and virtual work.

Speaking with several leaders these past weeks, I heard challenges arise from how to engage a team remotely to keep up productivity levels, how to create connections in the minuscule ways that happened so organically in the office space, to learning how to relate to their team in a way that feels effective right now.

Despite the grand adjustments that need to be made to keep a team functioning and motivated in this environment, it seems to be the small gestures that are doing the trick.

 

Despite the grand adjustments that need to be made to keep a team functioning and motivated in this environment, it seems to be the small gestures that are doing the trick.

 

This past week I’ve heard of Slack channels consisting of employees sending a picture of their lunch to each other every work day at noon. Group video check-in’s where no work talk is even encouraged, but making space for just about everything else. Checking in with one’s people to say “how are you” once a day, or providing a little humor.

Whether you’re the leader of a company who’s recently needed to make the impossible decision to make some cut backs to survive, the leader of a team whose final sport season has been canceled while those around you grieve in disappointment, or the leader of a family who has had to make some 6 AM grocery runs and tough decisions for the family’s health and calmness, we see you and we hear you. Keep doing what you’re doing! 

 

Looking for guidance and insight on how to lead, or what to expect remotely during this uncertain time? See below for tips and more via some of my favorite articles I’ve found this week. 

 

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/why-bad-looks-good/202003/how-stay-calm-in-the-midst-the-coronavirus-crisis

 

Don’t forget- the strongest of us ask for help too. Needing some support and encouragement yourself, or a resource for your team? Call or email us for remote sliding scale therapy services.

 

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