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Why Connection Starts With You

Effective leaders must constantly give of themselves

The events of the last two years have certainly challenged leaders to stay in relationship with members of their teams, many of whom continue to work remotely or in a hybrid fashion. But leaders will need to double down on their efforts to forge deep connection with employees because work-from-home preferences are not abating.

A December 2020 Pew Research Center analysis revealed that 54 percent of individuals working remotely preferred to continue to work from home when the pandemic threat ends. We have arrived at a "new normal" in leadership. The question is, are you ready?

To build and maintain high-performing teams now and after COVID-19, Loyola New Orleans professor and executive coach Michelle Johnston points to mastering connection as key to leading in a changing world. Her book, The Seismic Shift in Leadership, highlights three specific forms of connection critical to a leader’s success.

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