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Leading in a Crisis: What to Do When the Storms Are Raging

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The Storms Are Raging

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.

  1. Face reality, the crisis is real

  2. Enlist the help of others

  3. Discover the root causes

  4. Communicate candidly & consistently

  5. Prepare for the new normal

  6. Learn the lessons & transform

  7. 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.

Please contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation. At Apogee, we work with entities to strengthen their pipeline of leaders. Based in Cleveland, Ohio, we specialize in helping others lead through change and we offer premier leadership training programs and experiences. We welcome the opportunity to help you grow your team and/or you in the areas of leadership and personal growth. Find out more at

That's it for now. Until the next time...

Mike Nwankwo

Founder & CEO


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