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PTSD in Leaders Is Rising -- Here's What We Can Do About It

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Whether we would like to admit it or not, every single person on our planet is experiencing some form of trauma brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic. How it shows up in some is virtually unnoticeable, while others are being pushed to the edge, with some falling off. Everyone is experiencing some sort of stress, and companies are starting to see energy levels and engagement drop among employees.

The leaders of companies are no different. Leading people already comes with a hefty amount of responsibility, and now it includes caring for the health and safety of others at a level unimagined. The challenge for leaders is figuring out how to continue to be resilient while personally dealing with trauma. It’s an issue that hasn't been fully addressed. This is when we need leaders and employees who are not only more empathetic but also more in tune to the issues of mental health and wellness.

Leaders typically encourage their team members to take advantage of health and wellness initiatives but very rarely take it upon themselves to do the same, which is a bit concerning considering the tremendous amount of pressure these positions entail. Not only do leaders take on the onus of the organization in terms of shepherding growth and profitability, but they also have to ensure that everyone on........

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