If anything, we should come out the pandemic wiser and savvier than when it all began…
Indeed, people now think, consume data and goods differently than before the pandemic.
Furthermore, there is a shift in the way people perceive leadership and their job.
No situation is permanent and to every negative situation, there are always lessons that every leader can use.
It serves to think about these unprecedented times as a way to grow, to learn and to strengthen your leadership.
Wondering what leaders can take away from these uncertain times?
Below are 10 lessons that will crisis-proof your leadership in uncertain times.
Leadership lessons for personal use
1. Protect your emotional, physical and mental health.
2. Value who you are and what you have.
3. Embrace solitude: the best company you can find is your own.
4. Live in the present.
5. Avoid worrying about the future and what others think of you.
6. Avoid competing and comparing yourself to others.
7. Make time for what is important.
8. Take time for self-reflection, to focus on yourself and to take care of yourself.
9. Start making decisions on your own term.
10. Avoid procrastinating and go after what you want because life is too short. The best time to start is now!
11. Don’t take yourself too seriously.
Leadership lessons for work
12. Learn as much as you can and leverage that knowledge for career advancement.
13. Stay in environments that will value you.
14. Avoid relying on one stream of income.
A lot of people have lost their jobs and have started their own business during the pandemic.
Undoubtedly, they have discovered numerous ways of making money and have realized that there is no point in putting all their eggs in one basket.
Creating several streams of income allows them to become robust to every situation and to take more risks.
15. Realize that there is more to life than work.
Leadership lessons for life
16. Enjoy every single moment in life.
17. Everything is temporary. Whatever you are going through, it will pass.
18. Develop critical thinking and do your own research.
19. Pay attention to people’s actions because actions speaks louder than words.
20. Become emotionally disciplined. We cannot control what happens to us but we can control how we react to it.
21. Stay positive. We cannot predict the future but we can always hope for the best.
Leadership lessons for relationships
22. Treat everybody differently. Everybody is different and everybody learns at their own rate.
23. Apply the Golden Rule. The people you step on your way up are the people you will pass on your way down.
24. Choose your friends wisely and avoid taking anyone for granted.
25. Do your best to build strong and long-lasting relationships.
Last words of advice!
No matter what you have endured during these past few months, there is always room for improvement, opportunities to grow and to adjust to these uncertain times.
Hope that I’ve helped you get it together on your way to leadership!
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