Encourage Vulnerability. Not everyone feels comfortable sharing things about themselves but I would recommend encouraging some level of vulnerability. If people don’t feel they can share things with which they are struggling they may not get help. I tend to believe in leading by example in this realm. If I make a mistake I will call it out and proclaim my mea culpa to my employees, if we are talking about the importance of self-care, I will share a time when I struggled and how it impacted me. When people hear and see the CEO of their organization being authentic and having similar struggles it helps to normalize what they may be going through.
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