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How to set sail in a storm - leading your team by putting yourself first.

We're all in the same storm but we're all sailing different boats.


I'd like to share some thoughts I had on how we are navigating this current situation and how we can care for ourselves in order to best support our teams.


Everyone of us is experiencing the pandemic differently - different home schooling or childcare challenges - loneliness or isolation - ill health or worry for others.


It's one thing to be going through this yourself and entirely another when you're also responsible for leading a team or business and motivating and managing others.


So how do you navigate your own boat and also help your people sail theirs and weather the choppy seas?


My top 5 tips


1. Give yourself what you need first - take the time to understand what support and care you need and then give yourself that.


When you lead people you have a great responsibility not just to show up as a positive leader but also be a strong role model - how can you encourage your team to take care of themselves when you're not?


There are many ways to do this - take some time out and journal, meditate on it, try different self care tools or try something you've done before that you know boosts your mood.


2. Get comfortable with bei