As a leader, you are often called upon to navigate difficult situations and challenges. It’s easy to forget that our leaders themselves may also need support during these times, especially when it comes to navigating difficult situations and challenges. So, how can we support our leaders during these times?
Here are a few suggestions that can go a long way:
Be a sounding board: Leaders often need a safe and confidential space to share their thoughts and ideas. By being a sounding board, you can provide a space for them to think aloud and bounce ideas off of you.
Offer emotional support: One of the most important ways to support a leader during challenging times is to offer emotional support. This can be as simple as listening, offering a shoulder to lean on, or just being there for them when they need it.
Provide practical support: Leaders often have a lot on their plate, so offering practical support can be incredibly helpful. This could include offering to take on some of their tasks, helping to coordinate team efforts, or simply providing resources and information to help them make informed decisions.
Encourage self-care: Leading during challenging times can be physically and mentally draining, so it’s important for leaders to take care of themselves. Encourage your leader to prioritize self-care, whether it’s through regular breaks, exercise, or simply taking time to relax and recharge.
Be positive: While it’s important to acknowledge the challenges and difficulties that leaders are facing, it’s also important to stay positive and optimistic. By focusing on the positive and looking for opportunities, you can help your leader stay motivated and focused.
By offering emotional, practical, and mental support, and being a positive presence, you can help your leader navigate challenging times and come out stronger on the other side.
Lead From Within: Leaders struggle during challenging times, but it’s important to remember to support them as they support us.
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After decades of coaching powerful executives around the world, Lolly Daskal has observed that leaders rise to their positions relying on a specific set of values and traits. But in time, every executive reaches a point when their performance suffers and failure persists. Very few understand why or how to prevent it.
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Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR, Inc.com, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others. Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness has become a national bestseller.