Leadership Tip

How to help your team through a crisis

Brexit, and the associated political game playing, is a national tragedy. A leader sets the emotional tone and the example both in good times and, more importantly, during challenging times. As a leader, how do you help your team deal with their feelings when the nation is split over Brexit and the impact of a third general election in four years..?

  1. Don’t repress your emotions. Research shows that doing so is not good for you physically or mentally. And while we may want to leave feelings of sadness, pain, confusion, and anger at the office door, we simply can’t. It’s okay to talk about feelings at work, especially in these challenging times.
     
  2. Create psychological safety. Ask people how they are doing and what they think about what is happening. Encourage them to talk about what’s on their minds.
     
  3. Resolve to do good. Acts of self-interest can undermine our sense of good. Use the event as a springboard for your team to do something positive in your organisation or your community.

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