TRANSFORMING MID-LEVEL PROFESSIONALS INTO CONFIDENT COMMUNICATORS AND LEADERS

Don’t pass on your stress
Published 10 June 2021
Don’t pass on your stress | Amy Jackson - Nurturing Confidence
We thought stress levels were high before - could we have anticipated what we’re experiencing now?!

For lots of us, the stress that we are feeling, fuelled by the stresses of those above us struggling to deal with the pressures of these complex, uncertain times, is a burden that we are then struggling to hold ourselves.

As mid-level leaders though, it is so very important that we act as an umbrella of those pressures to our people – protecting them from that which is falling from above. The ripple effect of us as individual leaders choosing our own state, and supporting our people to have the space to do the same, has a very real impact on how we help look after the mental health of our people through these challenges.

It requires us to be consistently careful and intentional about managing our own mental health – attending to our own needs for recharge, space and recovery time so that we have the capacity to manage our emotions in ways that create the buffer for our people. Yes, in an ideal world we could all fairly expect the leaders above us to do this for us as well. But let’s be real – this is far from an ideal world!

Wherever you are in the organisational chart – what might you need to do to be that leader for those around and under you? Please do that – it will add value to all around you in ways that would take years to truly measure.
Don’t pass on your stress
Published 10 June 2021
We thought stress levels were high before - could we have anticipated what we’re experiencing now?!

For lots of us, the stress that we are feeling, fuelled by the stresses of those above us struggling to deal with the pressures of these complex, uncertain times, is a burden that we are then struggling to hold ourselves.

As mid-level leaders though, it is so very important that we act as an umbrella of those pressures to our people – protecting them from that which is falling from above. The ripple effect of us as individual leaders choosing our own state, and supporting our people to have the space to do the same, has a very real impact on how we help look after the mental health of our people through these challenges.

It requires us to be consistently careful and intentional about managing our own mental health – attending to our own needs for recharge, space and recovery time so that we have the capacity to manage our emotions in ways that create the buffer for our people. Yes, in an ideal world we could all fairly expect the leaders above us to do this for us as well. But let’s be real – this is far from an ideal world!

Wherever you are in the organisational chart – what might you need to do to be that leader for those around and under you? Please do that – it will add value to all around you in ways that would take years to truly measure.