An important piece for me to have read this year – I work with a hardworking and understandably tired team.
The best bits in my opinion:
“Help your team understand what matters most. Be frank about what can be lost without sacrificing your mission. Candor strengthens resolve. Empowering “less than perfect”, energizes the front lines.”
“Provide a little leave: “Your highest performers won’t complain. They’ll take on more, and work longer hours to get it done. You may not even know they’re tired. Initiate the conversation. Establish regular check-ins. Make it okay to politely question your asks.”
Manage your own stress: Stress rolls down hill. Get a grip.