Right now, inflation, climate and conflict dominate the news. It is having an effect on our collective mood, and there is no inspirational quote or clever life lesson to banish those blues. All humans feel deflated sometimes when that Monday commute comes around. There is a coaching fix – by aligning your personal values to your work.

Look up and listen to the people around you. Be aware of their feelings and offer the support you would like to receive in their shoes. That change of focus takes your mind off your own worries, creates momentum in projects through reciprocation, and builds stronger teams. It is a leadership lesson that works for everyone.