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Submitted by mercuryblue on


Is there a podcast on supporting your team members in extreme personal crises? I am thinking of major personal or family illness or tragedy that has a significant, protracted impact on them and those around them.

It would also be helpful if said podcast also included advice on managing your own emotions and personal resilience as a manager in such a time. 

Or maybe you could just sent me tissues and hugs (I know... there's a podcast for that).

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That's a great question and would be a great topic for a podcast. I've been in management for a long time, and had to deal with tragedies that happened to employees as well as personal. What do you do when you're sitting across from a co-worker telling them you support them and hope they get well soon, and they say, "I'm not going to get better."

My only suggestion I have is to have a box of Kleenex in your desk. Hopefully there won't be a need to pull it out, but if there is it comes in handy.

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