Weekend Leadership Reading: 9/11/20

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Weekends are time when things slow down a little. Your weekend shouldn’t be two more regular workdays. That’s a sure road to burnout. Take time to refresh yourself. Take time for something different. Take time for some of that reading you can’t find time for during the week.

Here are choice articles on hot leadership topics culled from the business schools, the business press and major consulting firms. This week there are articles about stress, energy, and balance.

From the London School of Economics: On being human: how behavioural science can help virtual working

“By the time the pandemic is over, firms can have laid the groundwork for an engaged and connected workforce, write Teresa Almeida and Grace Lordan.”

From Ed Batista: How to Stay Grounded in Chaos

“When we talk about how leaders can manage emotions in times of crisis, it’s important to understand what we mean by manage, and what we don’t mean. Managing emotions means regulating emotions. It absolutely does not mean suppressing emotions.”

From Joseph W. Harder: Put On Your Own Mask First: Energy and Leadership in Challenging Times

“One of my favorite sessions in Darden’s ‘Spirit of the New Workplace’ MBA class or our ‘Leading in a Digital Age’ Executive Education program is called Managing Individual and Organizational Energy.”

Thanks to Smartbrief on Leadership for pointing me to this story

From Rebecca Burn-Callander: The CEO’s guide to switching off from work

“Too much hard work is counterproductive. Here four leaders share how they ease the pressure.”

From Dan Cable and Mel Bradman: How to bring your best self into your work

“Now is the perfect time to find out how you can shine by playing to your strengths”

From Laurent Belsie: Labor Day 2020: Work-life balance slides into work-life blend

“The pandemic prompted a massive shift toward working from home – and early indicators suggest the trend will persist beyond the pandemic. The result is a blend of at-home activities that could redefine work-life balance.”

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