It’s October 8th, and fall is upon us. The leaves on the trees are in full transition. It is a fitting analogy for the time we are in. Life is simultaneously normal and COVID crazy (here in the Carolinas). There is a dissonance that leaves me feeling a bit less connected to my colleagues, friends, and the world.
I wish someone would help me focus on all the great things that are happening.
I wish someone would help me process through these surprising feelings.
I wish someone would help me figure out how to make some improvements.
I phrased these three statements specifically to invoke an emotional response. Not because I need you to support me, but because someone in your organization needs you to support them!
It’s time to take a pulse check on your peeps! Walk around or pick up the phone. Ask people what is going well, what has surprised them, and what they, you, or the organization can do to make things a bit better.
Not only will you gain valuable insights, but you will also help people like me reconnect and recharge.