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Soft Skills for Leaders with Lisa Evans

Apr 3, 2023

Lynda Folan is my guest on this episode of Soft Skills for Leaders. Lynda has a PhD in Organisational Psychology, and 35 years of experience in the corporate world across three continents. 

Her recently published book, "Leader Resilience - The New Frontier of Leadership" (2021), offers insights into the highly relevant topic of resilience and challenges how we think about leadership and leadership development. 

Talking Points

    • The early days of shaping a career

    • The most significant changes in organisations over the decades

    • Tougher for leaders post-COVID with change in work

    • Organisations and leaders are more agile

    • Mental health issues post-COVID has a huge impact

    • Shifting thinking for the first step to building resilience

    • A psychologically safe environment 

    • Recent Legislation Work Safety and Health Act 2020

    • Psychological disconnect due to toxicity

    • What are the signs of bullying and how is it defined?

    • Covert bullying  is common and hard to deal with

    • The rise of narcissism in society

    • First steps in tackling undesirable behaviour

    • What we need to talk about.

Links to other Soft Skills for Leaders podcast episodes

Building Inclusive Workplaces

Respect at Work

Surviving a toxic workplace

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