I was running a client workshop a while back. It was a workshop that was part of a bigger project.
The client organisation had gone through a difficult period. Morale had not unexpectedly taken a dip. Difficult decisions had to be made that impacted on the group that I was working with.
In reality this is nothing out of the norm in most organisations.
What was interesting was the learning from the group who were not in the best frame of mind.
There were many things I noticed. The biggest of them all was this.
Before you can manage anyone else you have to manage yourself.
Why is this so important? There are several reasons.
So what can you do to deal with the situation?
Managing is never easy at the best of times. At the same time you are never going to do it well until you decide to make managing yourself a priority.
In summary since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 6,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them achieve career success and become better leaders and presenters. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.