Top Tips for Leading in uncertain times

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We know that leaders who lead through uncertainty keep their teams engaged and focused on performance. Many talk about developing communities of leaders and distributed leadership, a process that engenders and relies on relationships. Others discuss the importance if developing resilience and agility as leadership competencies.

Our executive coach, Richard, suggests building resilience in your people. This many well include coaching to:

  • Acknowledge that stress is part of life.
  • Make a point of looking for the positive in the most difficult situations, whilst acknowledging the negatives.
  • Become more self-aware and mindful – able to identify feelings and emotions in the moment and recognise the part they have to play.
  • Take time to reflect on how you are dealing with stress – what works well and what doesn’t. Devise strategies to make it more likely that you will respond to stress in a positive way.
  • Consciously build a support network at work. Ask for and offer support.
  • When times are tough, remember when things went well and how you dealt with problems in the past.
  • Stand back – think about the worse case scenario – how bad is it really? If you were to look back a year, how would you think about today’s situation?
  • Make jokes

For further details about how coaching can help to build resilient teams, contact kate@azizcorp.com

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