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The Friars Helping to Renew the Church, by Thomas GriffinDecember 7, 2020
By Randy Hain, Linkedin, December 7, 2020
I recently spoke with a senior leader in my business network on the topic of inspiring and encouraging employees in what has been a very challenging year. As we shared observations, we were both struck by how gloomy, cynical and anxious many leaders (and their team members) in our extended networks seem to be about life, work and the coming year. This is certainly understandable in light of what we have experienced in 2020. The pandemic, politics, family stress, the economy, social isolation, work from home stress, negativity from news channels/social media and a host of other challenges is slowly wearing us down and making many of us feel more jaded.
If you will indulge me, I would like to offer a non-scientific antidote for business leaders who are feeling jaded that I know is effective because I have seen it in action over most of my adult life. I strongly believe the best way to counter feeling jaded is to work at sincerely embracing a more joyful mindset. I hope we can agree that jaded leaders likely struggle to inspire and encourage others, but joyful leaders excel at it. For some leaders who embrace this joyful mindset, the change will be like flipping a switch. For others, it may require a more significant effort. Regardless, I promise the journey is worth it! …