“ I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel” – Maya Angelou

The picture of the new normal post the lockdown is slowly beginning to take shape. It has become clear that remote working is going to become more the norm than the exception till the COVID crisis begins to fade. The abrupt shift to remote working coupled with the business uncertainty has added to the stress and anxiety being experienced by employees.

Leaders are tasked with the responsibility of offering hope and creating an ambience where team members feel safe and enabled. Team members take their cues from their leaders. Leaders are required to be more mindful than ever about the impact of their default leadership behaviours. They can benefit immensely by increasing their repertoire of leadership styles.

The MBTI® framework offers practical tips that leaders can use to enhance the strengths of their natural styles while mitigating the blind spots. The last two letters of the leaders’ MBTI personality type – how they make decisions (Thinking or Feeling) and how they deal with the outside world (Judging or Perceiving) – provide powerful insights on the preferred leadership style.

Here is a resource that you can use to expand your range of leadership behaviours. Stay safe. Stay connected. Stay mindful.