Transition vs change and the 5Rs

Our capacity to build and maintain resilience is fundamental to successful transitioning. In times of unpredictability, stability and certainty break down as our routines are disrupted, our reactions become extreme and intense, our relationships change, roles shift, and we experience a potentially unfamiliar and new sense of identity. Such changes can be overwhelming.

How to choose a coach

There are coaches out there who are ‘super strong generalists.’ They really know how to dig in and help their clients excavate what is most important to them. More specialist areas include life coaching, coaching through divorce, career coaching, leadership or team coaching and even maternity coaching or coaching for young people making a transition. The best advice is to ask your potential coach if your needs fall into their speciality.

Advice: How to establish a resilience strategy

Leaders and HR professionals are ultimately accountable for the wellbeing and engagement of their people. The danger with the increasingly common wellbeing initiatives such as mindfulness, physical health checks and nutritional advice, is it focuses only on wellbeing on an individual level, placing the emphasis on the ‘employee,’ rather than the ‘employer.’

Connecting with people – look to climb down the ladder, not up

In today’s world we are constantly asked to make quick decisions, think on our feet and act fast. Too often we confuse “my truth” with “THE truth” and it’s this that can cause tension, stress and disconnection between people. Great connections can soon become stuck if we fail to check and validate our assumptions before we act. For instance, before every meeting do you assume everyone knows why you are meeting? Do you assume that everyone has what they need to fully participate in the meeting?

How To Make Your People At Work Feel Like Super Heroes And Build Resilience At The Same Time

So leaders can develop HERO powers in their people but they’ve got to be looking out for them. Unlike Superman they are not going to be wearing their underpants on the outside so you’ve got to really pay attention. The next time you are talking to one of your team and you get a sense they are not engaged, I’d urge you to think HERO…..what is it that’s blocking their potential and how can I help them become the absolute best they can be? We forget we all have the potential to make a difference to someone else and isn’t that what being a true leader is all about? Making a difference?

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