Early on in the pandemic, we were all struggling to make sense of what we were having to deal with. The landscape changed in the blink of an eye, making the role for leaders so much more difficult. Leaders trying to manage their own uncertainty whilst managing the uncertainty of others.
We were all experiencing overwhelm, for some, not only at work but at home.
Not being in the same office as the team we were a part of or lead created new challenges in how we communicated, collaborated and connected.
Leaders are tired, and their people are tired and staying motivated is becoming hard and maintaining energy is becoming difficult.
So what now?
In the past, many leaders and business owners could work in the day-to-day. As long as they had a good product delivered, a good service, and had good people around them. They could achieve results.
What the pandemic has shown many leaders is that a good product and/or good service will no longer cut it, and leading people can be complex.
Leaders have had to adapt quickly.
So if you are leading a team or a business, what do you do now?
Business Leaders have been challenged in almost every aspect of their roles.
We know waiting for things to “Get back to normal” will just not cut it.
Working remotely and leading our teams remotely has presented new challenges, but it has also presented new opportunities.