If you haven’t heard the term VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous), it’s probably a good time to get familiar with it. VUCA is a common leadership term used to describe the fast-changing world we live in.
There’s no doubt that leaders of today’s industry have experienced the impact volatility has played in their professional and personal lives. COVID-19 and the crashing price of oil and financial markets have left people swaying between everything’s fine and panic.
How well equipped are your leaders prepared to manage high-stress environments where tomorrow’s world looks nothing like yesterday?
We know performance is directly related to how we feel, and, in times of major disruption, connecting and communicating will make a difference.
Awesome Journey wants to acknowledge the stress of our environment and, the important role moods and emotions play in your daily life. We are an experienced resource for helping leaders lead effectively by mastering their emotions and overcoming fear.
To support you, and our community, Awesome Journey is offering our time, at no charge, to be with others via video conference using ZOOM. In this space, we will focus on effective methods for reducing stress to promote wellbeing and peace of mind. For more information, please reach out to your Awesome Journey coach, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meantime, to navigate this unchartered territory, we strongly recommend focusing your attention on the following three areas:
Personal Self Care
It goes without question to take care of yourself in times of heightened stress and extreme vulnerability. Here are a couple tips:
- Get proper sleep
- Watch your consumption
- reduce/eliminate social media
- eat healthy food
- drink adequate water
- reduce/eliminate drug and alcohol abuse
- Meditate daily
- nature walks
- sitting in quiet
- listen to ambient music
The more people collaborate, the greater the possibility for co-creating a better future. In the right community, our lack of certainty and personal insecurity can almost instantly vanish. Consider the following steps to make sure you have the right people around you to lean on, and that the right people can lean on you:
- Are the conversations my community are having creating the future, or are they complaining about the past?
- Do our conversations reflect my values and needs?
- Have I asked for the right support? If not, when will I?
Every effort each person makes is a part of the greater whole. While most people may discount the effect, their efforts have on global change, we encourage everyone to go inward and reflect on the following 2 questions:
- Provided what I’m dealing with, what can I be responsible for today?
- What are the implications of me not taking this responsibility?
Give yourself some space to consider the long-term impact your responsibility has on the world around you. Think about the impact of people buying the last 5 packages of toilet paper or hoarding all the hand sanitizer. We can set the example and be the change we want to see in the world!