“Resilience is just not something you have, it’s something you do… ” (Barton et al., 2020). So many things this year have impacted on our own and other people‚Äôs resilience; and it continues to be one of the biggest leader challenges in 2020. Throw in for many of us an emerging or potential compassion fatigue and it is certainly time for another Steople event.

Compassionate leadership is critical in a crisis, but when the leader themselves is also living in the same crisis, and the crisis limps on, fatigue is a significant risk. While “compassion fatigue”, defined by Figley as the “cost of caring for others in emotional pain”, has typically been used for the helping professions, in 2020, its reach is much broader and impacts all leaders.

In our next virtual event, we will explore together some of the actions that leaders can take to ‘do’ resilience and reduce COVID-related compassion fatigue.