5 ways to cultivate compassionate leadership in turbulent times

In our dramatically changed world, mental health is not the private space it once may have been for leaders and employees. The pressures brought to bear by the Covid-19 pandemic have meant an increase in stress, anxiety and mental illnesses across the spectrum, for people the world over. The world as a collective is experiencing and reacting to a trauma – this trauma and our reactions to it has speed into every aspect of our lives – including our work. As more and more people transition towards a blend of work-from-home and being at the workplace, how might we all cope better? Louisa Niehaus, psychotherapist and with a specialisation in trauma, shares advice on cultivating compassion in a changed working landscape. Louisa delves into five key ways in which leaders can serve as influential role models for compassionate acts at a time when they are most needed, helping all people within the workplace to better approach the current turbulence and maintain mental wellbeing.