How Do You Manage Work During A Personal Crisis?

All of us, at one time or another, have had to fix our gaze on the finish line, tighten our jaws and plow through an awkward or even heartbreaking experience. How you maintain your “business cool” during these times is key to how managers an co-workers view you long-term.

How well you come out on the other side of difficult situations is the true testament to what you have inside of you.    During your next “leading while bleeding” season, these tips will help you get through it faster, with less pain and hopefully come out of it better than you were when you started.

1. This Too Shall Pass – If it seems like your staff, boss and even the UPS guy are all against you, just know that it is not the end of the world. This tough time will end.  Make sure that you are standing happily at the finish line when it is over.

Jay Z was on Oprah years ago and said, “When life gives you lemons make lemon pie”.  This was profound to me because everyone can make lemonade. Do something more, come out greater on the other side.  Stay focused on being your best, no matter what.  

When life gives you lemons, make lemon pie. -Jay Z

Many times we can get caught up in a situation and begin to forget all of the achievements that have gotten us to this place of leadership. The better you are in the tough time, the better you will be when it is over.

2. Don’t Over Share – Being transparent with your staff is a good thing, but unloading your worries and anxieties will do a lot more harm than good. At the office, you are there for the goals of the organization. 

Too much complaining can cause management to view you as a weakness instead of a strength.  If you are the leader, it can erode the confidence your staff has in you. If you are hoping to be considered for leadership, this can stall your dreams of promotion. 

These are just a couple of the great tips we share. Want the complete list? 0,Leading While Bleeding

Being unflappable in the face of adversity inspires respect and confidence. Put your personal emotions and anxiety to the side, and marshal on as the leader you are.

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You can do it. I am here to help! -MJ