Today, I wanted to put a “big shout out” to all the HR community and Leaders who recognised the impact on us, as small business’, and have been amazing in mobilising, how we can all work together in the new context.
We are delighted and overwhelmed by the impact of the Mental Fitness and Resilience for Leaders in the new context session is having. This is led by Dr Chloe Mitchell and Andrew Stringfellow and has been co-designed with me based on my 13 years HR experience, in addition to 9 years as Resilience Coach and Mindfulness Teacher including working with the Executive MBAs at Cambridge Judge Business School.
Understanding our own and others mental health and fitness is key to adapting effectively and managing a positive exit strategy. Today, I wanted to share Jacqueline Heron’s excellent blog on Resilient Leadership, posing questions and suggestions for us to reflect on including:
- What are the problems your business wants to solve? Make time for deep work and encourage collaboration across teams.
- Don’t succumb to ‘Zoom Doom’ and be sucked into too much time in virtual meetings.
- Let go of perfectionism – encourage teams to share their thinking and ideas as work in progress.
- Focus on the things that matter.
- Remote working can be a struggle for people who are prone to procrastination – a way round this is to give more frequent, shorter deadlines to break the work up.
- Provide boundaries but trust your people and give them the autonomy to carry out their work in the way they think best.
Understanding our own and others mental health and fitness is key to adapting effectively and managing a positive exit strategy. Jacqueline and I will be hosting the popular Resilience Debate on 1st May. The photo attached to this blog is a throw back to a past debate, where guest speaker Nicola Horlick joined us. I rarely post photos of myself but, it captures a quiet moment whilst I prepare as the host to facilitate the session in the best way I can and ensure a positive experience for the participants. Mental preparation ahead of any performance context is so important, yet our normal way of prepping for challenge has changed.
If you are interested in Resilient Leadership please get in touch to join the debate email me on firstname.lastname@example.org.