Cheeky Half Episode (14): Leading through Grief

Life can sometimes beat us around, and it doesn’t care who you are or what responsibilities you hold in an organisation. And yet, if you do hold a position where you have responsibility over others, and a deeply emotional crisis hits you and the team, then you may be at risk of neglecting your own feelings of emotional and psychological exhaustion, simply because you are exercising your duty of care. Understandable, but dangerous.

Join Paul KG as they gently step into that space when Paul outlines his last few weeks. Despite the topic, it’s a considered and insightful conversation of leadership’s responsibilities to ensure they put their own oxygen masks on first.

Join us and please share your thoughts. Use our website or email to let us know of your experiences, and how you navigate difficult times as a leader.


If this conversation triggers you in any way, we strongly encourage you to seek appropriate medical support. If in doubt, your family doctor is always a good starting point. Online mental health services can also be of great help.

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