December 17, 2019

By Pia Lee, CEO, LIW

As we gather round the festive table to reconnect, celebrate and spread the cheer, it’s sobering to hear from the Australian Bureau of Statistics that one in eight of us will be suffering high or very high psychological distress this season.

Johann Hari explores this growing phenomenon in his new book ‘Lost Connections.’

What does this mean for leadership?

2020 won’t bring a slower pace for most of us. But that doesn’t mean that we need to isolate ourselves in the religious pursuit of tasks. Hari recommends that we:

  • consciously engage in meaningful work
  • disconnect from our devices
  • find the joy of nature
  • give back
  • engage in conversations with those that matter

‘Tis the season to stop, find time to walk together, laugh together and enjoy being human.

Could presence be even better than presents?

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