Diving into the psyche of staff and teams as a performance and wellness coach over the past 19 years has been both fascinating and exhilarating. In recent times however, through increasing time spent with business leaders, it can also be quite concerning.
The pace is unerring and expectations high. Work harder, faster, stronger.
Too many business leaders will be working in Australian businesses right now, silently sinking in overwhelm, devoid of balance in life, in body and in mind.
Leaders ‘trying to be strong for too long,’ trudging an insidious path to chronic stress, and feeling as though they can’t speak up. They believe that as leaders they shouldn’t struggle, should know exactly how to lead their team, how to create and share appropriate vision, and effectively guide their team through complex change. Suffering in silence, somehow hoping it will miraculously turn around and all will be well.
But it doesn’t, and won’t, unless someone notices or unless they have the courage to reach out.
I encourage you to send a message to leaders across your business that asking for support and telling colleagues how they feel will not only be viewed as a sign of strength, but will ultimately lead to them being the best version of themselves, as a leader a partner, a parent and a friend.