As the pandemic rages on, leaders and those they lead are exhausted, burned out, and fed up. Resilience is a critical leadership skill that is sharpened with use during an extended pandemic.
An article in Harvard Business Review by Merete Wedell-Wedellsborg provides some practical insights about how to lead when you’re exhausted too!
Cultivating resilience requires some emotional rewiring and calls for a different kind of appeal to team members and colleagues. The essential task is to identify your biggest challenges over the next year and then tap the psychological stamina you and your team needs to get there. There are three key steps: understanding the difference between urgency and importance; balancing comfort with containment; and finding new ways to energize yourself and others.