Lessons for Leaders 25: Creating Connections during Covid-19

Aug 11, 2020 | Lessons for Leaders

Creating Connections during Covid-19

People tell me they are struggling with the amount of time that they’re spending on their own – being at home all the time and not going out to work.   Whether we’re on our own, or whether we’ve got busy households but we’re working all the time and juggling kids and just not getting social connection.

People tell me they are struggling with the amount of time that they’re spending on their own – being at home all the time and not going out to work.

Whether we’re on our own, or whether we’ve got busy households but we’re working all the time and juggling kids and just not getting social connection.

it’s affecting a lot of people, because we are meant to have interaction. You know we’re wired as human beings for interaction.

The need for interpersonal relationships is a basic need of all human beings. That is why the need to spend time with others and to be accepted by them is a basic need for our psychological well-being

Researchers in child psychology have concluded that human infants are born with the innate motivation and ability to seek contact with others. Throughout life this ability and motivation is maintained and might even be enhanced with age.

 There’s officially a a loneliness epidemic in the UK, with 2.4 million adults reporting being lonely, according to a recent study by the Office for National Statistics.

As we communicate less in actual face to face social interactions we start to lose some of our most valuable communication skills and even younger people are coming to me feeling a lack of confidence or feeling uncomfortable in social situations or just missing the connections of people with lockdown and working from home.

Listen in to WHY we need connections so much

HOW you can create connections that that have impact and leave you feeling good.

What happens when we get quality connections so that you can ensure you maximise the impact of the connections you have.

Why you need to stop multitasking on calls and what to do instead.

If you’re a HR or a leader what you can do to gauge people’s mood and enable quality interaction with your teams.

When you know what happens mentally and physiologically you can ensure you re-create those situations with ease.

This post discusses: coaching, connection, coronavirus, covid19, hr, leaders, leadership, loneliness, mentalwellbeing, resilience
Emma Langton

Emma Langton

Executive Leadership Coach

Emma hosts the Lessons for Leaders podcast. Each week she brings you lessons, learnings, tips and advice to enable you to lead with ease in business, without stress, doubt and overwhelm so that I help you to increase your performance, be resilient and thrive in life. Emma has been providing coaching, training and therapeutic support for executives since setting up her business in 2011. Prior to that she spent over 20 years with people at the top of national and multi-national training and communication businesses.

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