The events of the last year and a half have profoundly affected people across the world. The changes have impacted how people live, work, think, and feel. Business leaders have experienced these changes themselves, both personally and professionally.
This makes “wellness” a highly relevant leadership subject.
While there certainly needs to be a focus on physical wellness, there is also a need to recognize the need for emotional, mental, and social wellness as well.
While most leaders have taken precautions to protect their people and patrons physically, fewer are speaking to these other areas of need. Let’s face it, emotional intelligence (EQ) is still a relatively new and uncomfortable frontier for business leaders.
For example, business leaders everywhere are finding challenges in filling positions. Sign-on bonuses are commonplace. This is a favorable step to address the physical aspect of getting people to show up to work.
Yet, surprisingly for many, it is not enough.
Why is this?
In the past, potential employees would have jumped at the opportunities and incentives that are out there today. But now, there are deeper issues at play: fear and the need to adjust to outside changes with regard to childcare and other obligations. The social disconnect-reconnect factor is overwhelming for some. Change itself is a major issue, as the game plan adjusts daily.
In short, and especially right now, “business as usual” is not happening.
In every challenge, there is opportunity.
In this challenge, there is opportunity for leaders to care about their teams’ wellness and create a space where people can grow and live purposely through their work. How can you do this? This podcast offers up some great suggestions for proactively supporting the wellness of your people. Centered on the three elements of motivation noted by Daniel Pink in his book, Drive, they offer ways you can help your people operate with purpose, autonomy, and mastery.
If you are looking for ways to support your people through this time and build a solid, devoted team, this podcast is a great place to start.
As the CEO of Strength Leader Development, Deb Ingino is a highly sought-after international executive mentor, coach, trainer, and speaker. Deb is well versed in global business operations and helps business leaders and their teams to discover and leverage their strengths, so they can create highly collaborative teams that deliver great results. With a refreshingly direct style, and using the Maxwell Method, Deb helps leaders and teams to deliver profitable results. Connect with Deb to learn more about her mentorship and coaching programs to equip you with advanced strategies to elevate your results.