Anyone who has ever planned anything knows the first thing to go south after you embark on a plan is…
It’s what you do after things fall apart that matters.
The management world is calling this RESILIENCE – the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties – and it’s understandably one of the hottest trends in leadership today.
But it’s not like you wake up one day and you’re magically resilient.
Resilience is practiced and built over a lifetime.
So how do you develop resilience in your team – especially now that you’re remote?
🎆Check-in regularly and frequently, one-on-one AND as a team
🎆Create a “safe space” for feedback and discussion of challenges
🎆Celebrate strengths and build confidence through positive reinforcement
🎆Communicate developments, no matter how insignificant they may seem to you
EMPATHY and COMPASSION are the foundations of RESILIENT LEADERSHIP.
When you can identify with and respect the feelings of your team, that will show up in your communication and decision making and foster trust.
When your team trusts you, you can help them trust themselves.
And that is the key to bouncing back when things don’t go according to plan.