Afraid of getting it wrong, most leaders remain silent about collectively traumatizing events. While that's no longer an option, it can be hard to know where to begin, so here are five actionable considerations for organizational leaders.
Burnout cannot be prevented with sabbaticals or self-care regimens. Instead, it requires healing past emotional wounds to increase self-worth and self-value, the ability to set healthy boundaries, and a clear commitment to how we want to live and lead.
By actively working to heal and integrate their childhood trauma, leaders can develop greater self-awareness, empathy and comfort with vulnerability, ultimately creating a desire to uplift others. Here's how trauma-informed leadership cultivates a distinct competitive edge.