A special report on burnout and stress from the APA discussed how American workers across the board saw heightened rates of burnout from 2020 to 2021. Based on their findings, 79% of employees experienced work-related stress in the month before the survey, and 3 in 5 employees felt the negative impacts of work-related stress, such as low interest, motivation, and energy.
We all want a pat on the back sometimes, right? Well, apparently not. It turns out there are 5 languages of appreciation in the workplace.
I Googled ‘how to resolve team conflict’. There was a lot of good advice (as you’d expect!) but it was all quite generic. There were no real-life examples of team conflict. And none of the articles recognized that how you resolve conflict depends on what is causing the conflict.
The end of each year is a natural opportunity for reflection, in life and in work. In this context the year-end review with each of your team members provides an opportunity for you to step back from the day-to-day and take a more holistic perspective.
My favorite team leadership quote is from a former CEO of Zurich Insurance. I was working with him in a leadership development workshop, and he said:
Leading your team is about showing them a better future, showing them the path, and helping them along the way.
To be agile is to be quick, deft, lively, enthusiastic, quick-witted, and nimble. How can you help your team to be more agile? You need to be a role model, demonstrating agile leadership behaviors.