Take a break from the camera!

Maybe this is old news but I just watched the Good Morning America Examining Hamilton 2020 interview that aired in July and something that Renee Elise Goldsberry (Angelica Schuyler) said stuck with me…

It’s hard for actors to see themselves on camera.

Renee’s experience on the stage is so different than our experience as viewers at home. And, how hard is it to see yourself without self-criticism.

How does this relate to the workplace?

Attending video calls can create fatigue or unnecessary anxiety. Give yourself and your team members a break by granting permission to turn the camera off.

It’s leading with Empathy. Being present in the conversation. No distractions. Aligning on the team’s vision & what matters most.

I found more inspiration from
Lead Through Challenging Times on Trailhead
The Long Road Ahead: Thriving through Fatigue from Josh Bersin

What do you think? Do you agree with turning off the camera from time to time? What other examples of empathetic leadership have inspired you?

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