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Supporting wellbeing while working remotely

With so many of us working remotely and generally spending time apart, how can we take care of our mental, emotional and social wellbeing?

Working from home…

This used to be a statement of freedom and flexibility. In the era of COVID-19 it’s becoming a phrase that brings up mixed emotions and logistical complexity.

Here in the UK we don’t yet know a timeline, but likely in the coming weeks and months many people will be working remotely either by requirement or by preference. 

Reframe the phrase 

It may seem minor but the language we use can influence our experience of this situation. Terms like “isolating”, “lockdown” and “social distancing” sound like fast tracks to anxiety and loneliness. 

For the sake of our sanity it’s important that we get clear about what we are really doing and for what purpose: physically distancing ourselves to help minimise transmission risk. We can choose to talk about it as being physically distant and socially connected

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Covid-19 Corona Virus Information and FAQ’s

Updated 13/3/20

We’re sure you’re aware of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the measures the government is asking us to put in place.

Our delegates’ wellbeing, and doing our bit to prevent the spread of Coronavirus are our main concerns.

As of Wednesday 18th March, all of our public and in-house courses are being held on-line.

We are following Public Health England’s guidance which is updated every day at 2.00pm. You can find it here:  PHE

We are monitoring the situation and will be updating these Frequently Asked Questions as the situation develops.

For more information please contact us on info@aspire-leadership.co.uk

 

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Does a good leader have to be an effective delegator?

Does a good leader have to be an effective delegator? This, for some, is a rhetorical question with the only possible answer being Yes. For others, effective delegation is not a must in order to be able to lead. Many leaders consider their direct involvement in every aspect of the day-to-day running of the business to be the best way to ensure its success and growth.

Well, I’m here to argue for the former, as a firm believer that effective delegation is an important milestone in the journey to becoming a good leader.

I also see effective delegation as an integral aspect of the overall psychological safety of a team. Ultimately, if you’re looking out for your workers’ psychological safety, that in itself is a real indicator of good leadership in my book!

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