Senior leaders not feeling appreciated at work leads them to feeling undermined, disrespected, and defenseless.
The added stress of being embarrassed and humiliated leads to poor communication on the ground with their teams and the cycle of upset and frustration goes on.
Most people - including leaders - want to do their work and receive acknowledgment for it. No one wants to feel as if they're ignored or on the outside looking in. These experiences leave people feeling isolated, lonely, and fearful.
Fear and uncertainty are a leading cause of stress, because the human brain is designed to plan and execute. Fear and uncertainty sends out distress alarms to our brain that we're unsafe - thus the entire nervous system is triggered and on alert, raising blood pressure, heart rates, breathing patterns that requires our bodies to produce hormones like, cortisol and adrenaline on a far too frequent basis for us to remain healthy.
So, before you have that conversation with your leader, stop and ask yourself; "What do I want to have happen and what can be a likely consequence of this action?" As a leader, your words, actions and inactions have an impact great than you think. This is why IWS Inc. helps leaders improve their relations with and among those they lead. Learn more about the Relational Leadership Academy by clicking the button below!
To your wellness,
Joyce Odidison is a Conflict Analyst, Coach, and founder of Interpersonal Wellness Services Inc. & Coaching Institute. She consults, teaches and coaches with mid-career professionals and organizations to improve performance within the workplace. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at: 1-877-999-9591.