As we move into the post-pandemic world, leaders will need to take on new responsibilities for their teams. While we all hope and pray that vaccines will be the light at the end of the tunnel for the covid virus, we also know that there will be a long tail of personal grief, emotional trauma, anxiety and anger, and career and financial dislocation.
In this new environment, leaders will need to pay more attention than ever before to investing in people. Specifically to helping them have the courage to take action, the perseverance to keep at it even when it gets hard, and the resilience to get back up when they fall down.
They will need to practice Leadership CPR. Here are three no- or low-cost resources that will help you rise to that leadership challenge:
Everyday Courage for Extraordinary Times features 21 short video modules on practical skills for managing anxiety, facing down fear, and having the courage to work toward important goals. You can sign up for the course as an individual, or your organization can enroll for the entire team.
Stay Strong For Us includes messages from more than a hundred healthcare leaders, authors, and wellbeing experts. You can read the flipbook and/or download the eBook for free at the Stay Strong For Us website and purchase the Kindle and hardcover book on Amazon.
One of the most important catalysts of resilience is a spirit of gratitude. During the month of May, Quint Studer is hosting a symposium featuring video lessons from 45 subject matter experts (I’m one of them) – and it’s free. You can join the nearly 10,000 people who are already registered here:
Your people need this!
There are widespread predictions from experts that even once the covid virus is in the rear view mirror, there will be a second pandemic of PTSD, especially among healthcare workers. As a leader, you must be ready to give your people Leadership CPR.
If I can help in any way, please contact me by responding to this edition of Spark Plug.
Joe Tye, Head Coach at Values Coach
Everyday Courage for Extraordinary Times features 21 short videos, 12 eBooks, Leader’s Guide and Participant Study Guide. The course is incredibly affordable, easy to implement, tailored to your organization, and absolutely guaranteed to be effective.
Learn more by visiting the Values Coach website, emailing me, or by calling our office at 319-624-3889.