This article was written by Anne Grady and originally published by CEOWorld Magazine on October 14th, 2022.
The world we find ourselves in calls for a new set of leadership skills. These skills will determine which teams thrive and which languish. This skillset is resilience. In my work with hundreds of Fortune 500 companies I have seen leaders, teams, and organizations struggling to manage the competing demands on their time, attention, and resources.
A few of the new challenges we are facing:
A pandemic which led to over 40% of Americans reporting diminished mental health since the beginning of COVID. (Psychiatric News). Besides the personal toll, poor mental health is predicted to cost the global economy over sixteen trillion dollars by the year 2030.
- Burnout – Nearly 50% of employees and 53% of managers report that they’re burned out at work (Microsoft)
- Disengagement – 85% of global employees disengaged (including two out of three leaders) (Gallup)
- Workplace stress is causing U.S. businesses to lose up to $300 billion annually. (American Institute of Stress)
Leaders and teams are scrambling as they try to do more with less, stretch limited resources, address burnout, create a culture of inclusivity and engagement, and balance employee mental health in the process. Fortunately, there are scientifically proven, brain-based strategies to help maximize well-being and performance in your personal and professional life.
The key to it all is…..