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How to Manage Your Mental Health as a Leader - Rosalyn Palmer

Start thinking about your well-being as a priority first with these key questions.


Have you adapted your work style to support your own well-being in work-life balance?


What habits or rituals do you have in place to support your well-being?


What steps are you taking to prevent yourself from feeling isolated?


Are you sharing your own struggles with your employees and asking them how they are doing during this difficult time?


Recent research underscores a concerning trend: today's leaders are grappling with poorer well-being and heightened mental health challenges compared to previous times.


Often, they prioritise the needs of their business or team over their own well-being.


Just as airline safety instructions advise you to secure your oxygen mask before helping others, leaders must adopt a similar mindset by prioritising their well-being.


This approach not only sets an example for employees but also fosters stronger team relationships that translate into improved health and productivity outcomes.


At the heart of it all, the key lesson is to place your own well-being at the forefront.


Remember, as a leader, you play a crucial role in illustrating the essence of success to your team.


This encompasses all dimensions of well-being, and it's vital to understand that your mental wellness directly influences your team's overall well-being.


Does this imply you need to embody flawless success?


Certainly not.


Yet, what truly matters is taking strides in the right direction. Ideally, consider sharing your journey transparently with your employees.


This not only inspires them but also encourages them to embark on their own well-being journey.


Rosalyn Palmer



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