If you’re feeling anxious right now, you’re not alone. The world is scary, and new ways of working bring tremendous uncertainty. Managing took on added complexities as teams became remote overnight. How can you lead with authority and strength when you feel anxious? How can you inspire and motivate others when your mind and heart are racing? What’s the best way to “gel” a remote team that’s feeling unsettled and unsure? In this session we will discuss:
Here’s the good news:
- Managing your leadership anxiety
- Managing remote teams who are feeling burnt out and anxious themselves
- Advancing equity and inclusion when teams are remote
- Preparing for what’s next for work-life as the Pandemic shifts
Understanding what makes you feel anxious and burnt out is a leadership strength! If you know how to manage it, anxiety can motivate us to be more resourceful, productive, and creative. It can break down barriers and create new bonds. It can help us find solutions in the toughest times and work through challenges. Morra Aarons-Mele helps you stop avoiding your anxiety and learn to thrive because of it.
About Morra Aarons-Mele:
"Morra Aarons-Mele is a (mostly) happy, successful person. She also identifies as an extremely anxious overachiever. To normalize anxiety and help others manage theirs, Aarons-Mele launched and hosts The Anxious Achiever
podcast for HBR Presents, which was a 2020 Webby Awards Honoree and is a top 10 management podcast. She's passionate about helping people rethink the relationship between their mental health and their leadership.
In addition to her work on anxiety, Aarons-Mele founded the award-winning social impact agency Women Online
and created its database of female influencers, the Mission List
. She was named 2020 Entrepreneur of the Year at the Iris Awards, created to recognize excellence in digital parenting media. Before starting her own business, Morra worked in digital marketing and politics, helping Hillary Clinton log on for her first online chat and founding the digital public affairs team at Edelman, where she worked with Fortune 50 clients.
Aarons-Mele is also a prolific writer. Since 2004 she has covered the campaign trail, the White House, the lactation room, and the office cubicle. Her book, Hiding in the Bathroom: How To Get Out There (When You'd Rather Stay Home)
, was published by Dey Street Books in 2017. She has written for the New York Times, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Slate, InStyle, O, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and the Guardian.
Aarons-Mele has degrees from the Harvard Kennedy School and Brown University. She and Nicco Mele live in Boston with their three children."