Coaching & Leadership Development
Staying Grounded – How to Lead Positively in a Crisis

Staying Grounded – How to Lead Positively in a Crisis

This blog comes from an ex-secondary Headteacher, trainee therapist and Integrity Coaching Associate, Tim Small   In times of crisis, such as the one we are currently facing, it’s natural for our minds to become dominated by loss, or the threat of loss.     In our current climate, loss has taken centre stage in our social consciousness. Depending on individual circumstances, losses might range from something as simple as missing routine stimuli, to cancelled plans or holidays, to financial losses, even to the agony of losing someone we love.   With rolling media coverage heightening the removal of so much we’ve taken for granted, it is all too easy for fear, anxiety and stress to weigh us down and crush our spirits.   In such times, we must hold on to what matters and be ready to let go of everything else.   We must work out how to progress, from a narrow focus on our loss of normality to awareness of the opportunities that may now be open to us, which our previously overcrowded agendas might have been depriving us of.   So that we can do this, here are three ways to stay grounded and positive, in our self-leadership and leadership of others…   1) Focus on the Here and Now   For the foreseeable future, most of us will be putting some cherished dreams and plans on hold, because we can no longer be sure of what’s possible, or when.   What that can give us in return is a narrowing of focus, permission to prioritise what must be done and what can be done, today...