On Grief Leadership

We are almost at the end of Q1, and after finally reaching the end of a tumultuous and dare I say “unprecedented year” there was a lot of hope for the New Year. The last couple of months however, have been far from ideal and nothing like a “new beginning” we were all praying for. There has been new COVID strains, an insurrection and most recently Winter Storm Uri that hit close to home. When you include all the broken pieces of 2020 – there has been a lot of grief. I was personally affected by it with the death of my father in August 2020, and shortly after that suffering a terrible leg injury and being forced to take medical leave from Oct thru Dec. 2020. I’m happy to report I’m back on my feet now, and just started weight bearing! It has been a journey, but I am doing so much better.

We have all had our fair share of the hardships that the pandemic and other historical and personal events have caused this past year. We have all been impacted by the change in work environment, family dynamics and our society… BUT we have to remember that the beauty of life is that it changes.

How do you lead during all of this change? Below are some reference articles on “grief leadership” and lessons on how to help others…

How to Help Others Manage Grief: 16 lessons for Business Leaders

When the world’s in crisis, we need ‘grief leaders.’ Here’s how to be one.

This Talking Tuesday is recommended by: Celeste Urrutia

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