The change, and continued change, that the COVID-19 pandemic has wrecked on our lives, has caused many of us, if not all, to experience significant levels of stress and anxiety. Each day brings with it more challenges and fears. How long will the lockdown last? What will this crisis mean in terms of my future employment (for those
“True intelligence is emotional intelligence.” ― Wald Wassermann While emotional intelligence has been, for some time now, recognised as a key leadership competency, in the current COVID-19 crisis, this skill has become more critical than ever. Emotional intelligence is defined as the ability to identify, understand and manage your emotions and those of others. Being aware of your
As lawyers, we are taught to plan for the ‘worst case scenario’, to resolve and find solutions for problems, to be strong for, and assist, our clients through their crises and anxiety-producing problems. However, we, as lawyers, are still human, with our own fears and anxieties. So, what happens when we are faced with a crisis
It’s your reaction to adversity, not adversity itself that determines how your life’s story will develop.― Dieter F. Uchtdorf In the stress-rich, high functioning and competitive culture and environment that is the ‘norm’ in many law firms, it is no surprise that many lawyers are suffering from increasing levels of stress, burnout and anxiety and
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