E51 Solutions for Coping with Stress During the Coronavirus Pandemic from Susanne Madsen
How are you coping with stress during the COVID pandemic? Of course, most of us have been impacted by the pandemic. Some are required to work remote, projects have been placed on hold, or even worse we have been furloughed or laid off.
During this episode we chat with Susanne Madsen discussing how best to deal with the stress of the current situation and she shares lessons from her Project Leadership Coaching and the several books she has authored. Susanne joined us from London sharing how the pandemic has impacted her, what we can do to minimize the stress during these unprecedented times, and the A-ha moment which lead to her career change.
We get so many great nuggets from this chat with Susanne. Project Managers often focus on tasks over people and Susanne shares how we benefit as PMs by focusing on people first and tasks second. A technique she suggests is we set our own ground rules and then the ground rules for the team. Listen in to hear what else Susanne shares with us and learn more about her book The Power of Project Leadership.
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Susanne Madsen International is a limited company that helps project managers develop into leaders. Since starting the business in 2013 we have worked with clients across Europe, North America, Asia, South America, and the Middle East. Our clients come from a variety of industries, including manufacturing, construction, technology, finance, professional services, retail, consumer goods, media, logistics, and the third sector.
Our most popular products include leadership development programs, project leadership masterclasses, project management training, executive coaching, and keynotes. Recently there has also been a high demand for talks and workshops around how to minimize stress and burnout in a corporate setting.
Susanne Madsen is an internationally recognized project leadership coach, trainer, and consultant. She is the author of The Power of Project Leadership (now in 2nd edition) and The Project Management Coaching Workbook. Working with organizations across the globe she delivers leadership development programs and executive coaching to help project and change managers step up and become better leaders.
Prior to setting up her own business, Susanne worked in the corporate sector leading high-profile programs of up to $30 million for organizations such as Standard Bank, Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase. She is a fully qualified Corporate and Executive Coach, an NLP Practitioner, DISC accredited and a regular contributor to the Association for Project Management (APM).
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