Healing from Trauma as a Leader: Part II

We recently delved into a few Q&As surrounding my new book, The Survive and Thrive Toolkit for Leaders: How to Lead with Intention to Transform Your Business and Exceed Your Goals. Trauma is something many people experience, unfortunately, and many of those individuals may be unaware of how deeply affected by their trauma they actually are. More and more people are starting to realize that their past influences the way they work, the way they lead . . . the way they live. And that they need to take action to grow. For those who understand the connection and who want to not simply “get over it” (as we are often told) but develop healthy skills from it and use that trauma to benefit ourselves and others, this book is for you.

Here are a few more answers to some of the questions I was asked about in the course of writing this book.

Overcoming Trauma: Actionable Steps

Your book mentions several actionable steps readers can take in order to deal with trauma in the workplace and in their personal lives. Can you elaborate on how readers can implement the steps you mention in their daily leadership practices?

In reviewing the Action items at the end of the chapters, readers can view steps they can take in order to make the changes needed to become great leaders. One of the many actionable steps I list is to give feedback more often instead of waiting for quarterly reviews or monthly meetings. It doesn’t have to be a formal or structured appointment, in other words. Tell your workers they’re doing a great job as they’re doing it. Or let them know the type of improvement needed. By following the book’s framework, readers have a higher probability of being more effective in leadership roles. The Action Items are simple bullet points, so following these steps just makes it easier to do what needs to be done.

Executive Leadership: Challenges Addressed

What are some of the most common leadership challenges your clients face? How does your book equip them to overcome these obstacles?

There are a number of challenges that leaders face; they really run the gamut. How to prepare for a promotion is a big one because even those currently in a leadership position sometimes need guidance in order to grow in an organization. I coach them through conducting a gap analysis to identify any discrepancies between their current performance and their desired outcomes. This will pinpoint areas for improvement and inform the development of a strategic plan. After all, we all need a plan to know how we will be moving forward and what kinds of changes need to be made in order for those changes to be effective.

I also challenge my clients to do more networking. Connecting with other leaders or those in a similar industry can help those individuals determine if there are other ways to achieve better results – from their teams, production channels, or overall engagement.

Time management is another challenge that I frequently encounter with my clients. We work together to set boundaries, they learn how to say no, and also to delegate more. This affords leaders more time to do what they’re there to do: lead.

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One of the important parts of The Survive and Thrive Toolkit for Leaders is its inclusion of actionable steps that readers can implement in their daily leadership practices. Schedule a Breakthrough Session today and start addressing common hurdles head-on so you can unlock your full potential and thrive in your leadership role.

Resources

Healing From Trauma as a Leader: Part 1

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