The Unseen Struggle:  Understanding the Impact of Trauma on Workplace Performance

Leaders, despite their authoritative roles, are not immune to the impact of trauma.  Individuals in leadership positions may face additional challenges due to the expectations and responsibilities associated with their roles.  Trauma responses, such as fight or flight can compromise a leader’s decision-making abilities, interpersonal skills, and overall effectiveness.

Trauma can manifest itself in different ways, including self-perception, reactions, interpersonal communications, mental fatigue, and overall stress management.  

An individual’s ability to handle change and guide their subordinates is affected by the trauma they’ve endured.  As we continue our exploration into the impacts of change, we’ll examine how hidden traumas affect leadership ability and give you some concrete techniques to recognize how the trauma affects you and your performance in the workplace.