2022 Trends: Deep Emotional Change and More Compassionate Leadership

“COVID put the whole work population through a very deep emotional change that is still unfolding,” says Jay Campbell, senior vice president of products and content for The Ken Blanchard Companies.

“For a lot of people, the upheaval of the last 18 months was the straw that broke the camel's back. Their working situation was okay, but the additional strain of going through COVID pushed many workers further than they wanted to go. The virus jerked everyone out of their day-to-day routines and gave them a chance to reevaluate their work lives. For some, this meant realizing their professional groove may have been more of a rut, which contributed to the ‘Great Resignation’ trend.”

This has implications for leaders and leadership development, says Campbell, and is one of the factors his company is following via its 2022 HR/L&D Trends Survey.

“We are expecting to see a shift toward more compassionate leadership, which requires a new level of adaptation to these new situations. We teach that it’s the leader's job to adapt to the needs and realities of their people—and those needs and realities are shifting.”

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2022 L&D Survey: Learning and Development in a Hybrid World

Please participate in this short, 5-minute survey by November 5th. By completing the survey, you will receive a free copy of the study when it is published and be entered into a drawing for a personal team consultation with Ken Blanchard to kick off your new year!

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