– by Nkosingiphile Ntshangase
Boss’s Day is celebrated annually on the 16th of October. This year it falls on a weekend so we celebrate it on the closest working day, Friday 15th of October. This day provides the opportunity to acknowledge the individuals that contribute to our professional journeys. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, leadership has faced various challenges when leading their teams in this new era of work. Thus, encouraging leading through change, being mindful and exhibiting intentional leadership are vital for today’s leaders.
The pandemic has affected employees personally in many different ways, which could cause a ripple effect on their performance at work. As a boss, an understanding of the tools and knowledge to manage these situations is paramount. Remote working has also amplified the disconnect in a team, and having a boss that is well equipped can assist in mitigating such responses to the new working environment.
UKZN Extended Learning’s Management and Leadership programmes cultivate mindful leadership to build high-quality connections in an organisation. Being a present leader creates a safe space for employees to feel secure and appreciated in these uncertain times and produce positivity.
To maximise effectiveness, a leader understands the value of their team and cater to what the organisation needs, which demands a skilful enquiry. To ensure that your team comes out on top, register for any of our Management and Leadership programmes by clicking here.
You can also contact us directly for more information on these programmes:
T: +27 31 260 1234