Managers, Don’t Neglect Yourself When Supporting Your Team…

Managers are expected to provide employees with more emotional support than ever—and many are burning out as a result. To sustain empathy for your employees, you first need to meet your own emotional needs. Here’s how to do that.

First, recognize the distress that can come with caring for others. After talking with a struggling colleague, take stock of your own emotions. If the conversation left you drained or upset, give yourself some time to process it.

Then, treat yourself with the same grace you offer others. Don’t blame yourself for your employees’ feelings—and don’t judge yourself for your own.

Finally, ask for help. You don’t have to project confidence and serenity at all times. If you’re emotionally honest with yourself and seek support when you need it, you’ll be better equipped to support others when they come to you for help.

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