John Kenneth Galbraith said, "All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time." When a crisis comes, the soul of a leader will be revealed. Either their abilities will be forged and solidified or they will be exposed and will need to step aside.
There are at least seven practices a leader should employ when leading others through a crisis. Over the next several days, I will elaborate on each one. These practices will be included in an upcoming book and leadership course my company is developing. Your candid feedback is both welcomed and appreciated. And now... the seven practices.
Face reality, the crisis is real
Enlist the help of others
Discover the root causes
Communicate candidly & consistently
Prepare for the new normal
Learn the lessons & transform
Remember, integrity is everything
Please share your initial thoughts on the practices. How would you modify this list and why? I look forward to reading your comments.
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That's it for now. Until the next time...
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