The pandemic has made mental health resilience a key business skill

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This year has completely changed the working landscape and this has meant leaders have had to adapt to situations that no one was trained or prepared for.

The pandemic has caused anxiety, stress and put pressure on businesses as they learn to deal with these disruptions. Leaders have needed to develop new core skills, such as resilience, to build coping mechanisms and emotional agility to withstand the uncertainty and changes that are prevalent. Being resilient means, they can support employees emotionally and strategically whilst developing the business to adapt and survive this tough year.

Leaders that have been trained to be resilient are able to take control even in the toughest situations and can not only handle the “Coronacoaster” but can use this time of disruption to make key business changes and use the ‘new normal’ as an opportunity to help their businesses thrive.

Dannielle Haig, Business Psychologist, said, “As a resilience specialist, I have worked with many leading business minds since the first lockdown in March and have seen first-hand how this pandemic has affected leaders across the UK.

As a Psychologist, our change in mood and behaviours hasn’t been a surprise as the impact of the pandemic is unprecedented. When I work with clients to build their resilience, I base their development on analysing how they control their life and outcomes, their self-confidence and belief in their own abilities, their attitude towards challenging situations and their commitment to their promises both to themselves and to others.

We all have strengths and weaknesses that affect our overall resilience, however, by honing strengths and improving weaknesses I help leaders to manage and overcome any obstacle no matter how big or unexpected.”

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