Today's business leaders must be approachable, understanding, and committed to giving their employees the chance to think about their sense of purpose and sense of inclusion at work because the COVID-19 pandemic has caused persistent uncertainty in the workplace.

FREMONT, CA: The COVID-19 pandemic has created ongoing uncertainty in the workplace, and therefore today's company leaders need to be accessible, sympathetic and devoted to allowing their staff members to consider their sense of purpose and sense of inclusion at work. All outstanding leaders share the trait of continually learning how to adapt to change.  Even though no one can foretell the future, the pandemic almost ensures that 2022 won't be business as usual. Leaders must get ready for new difficulties as the year goes on because workers will be impacted by technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), hybrid workplaces, remote work, and automation.

Expert in human potential, diversity, and leadership development. Compassionate leadership is essential for every organisation, whether it is based locally or virtually. Successful businesses will place a strong emphasis on their culture of inclusion and diversity. Understand the value that varied identities bring to the quality of work that companies participate in regularly. Leaders will need to critically examine current norms and values in light of what the new normal may imply, even after a catastrophe. Create psychologically safe work environments where openness and honesty are welcomed and seen as the foundation of trust and a mutually supportive culture for healthy performance in the year ahead. Business executives need to acknowledge that there is little slack left in the system, and 'trade' on the goodwill of staff indefinitely. Employees have proved how adaptable and elastic they can be in managing the tough demands of work and life.

Leaders should take away the lessons from COVID-19 that may or may not apply to their companies, such as things like hybrid working or flexible working, and all these many ways of doing things that have changed a leader's perspective on what the norm looks like. Business executives should investigate this more because it manifests differently in each industry and has a mixed impact on productivity. The pandemic had made them consider their life's purpose. In addition to being more productive, employees who live their purpose at work are also more likely to stay with their company and are healthier and more resilient.

Four characteristics can assist executives in managing in a compassionate voice so they can steer their organisation forward following a tragedy. These qualities include being aware of surroundings, being vulnerable, having empathy for others, and having compassion to make employees feel truly cared for. These characteristics go hand in hand with what is referred to as emotional intelligence, which puts high achievers ahead of peers with comparable abilities and knowledge. Understanding and controlling own emotions are two examples of having emotional intelligence, which also includes:

1. Self-awareness

2. Self-management

3. Management of Relationships

4. Social Awareness

The news is that leadership can be taught, but it's vital to emphasise that it's a process with active actions managers may take to cultivate necessary abilities. While there are some naturally born leaders, they are few and far between.