The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of leadership during crises and change. We've had some opportunity to observe international leaders, organizational leaders, as well as domestic government leadership (federal, state, and local). I've listened with empathy as organizational partners shared that they have already been forced to layoff staff. Others struggle to make sense of how their family, staff, clients, and students will fare. Still others question how the organization itself will recover.
Leaders can certainly help us feel less afraid in the midst of this uncertainty. They can and in so many ways have helped provide timely resources/information as we adjust to social distancing, meeting material needs, and organizational shutdowns.
Let's have a discussion about how we can do more of the type of leadership these times so desperately need.
In your industry, how has the COVID-19 outbreak changed what "leadership" looks like and how it operates for you and your stakeholders? What are some examples of leadership decisions you applaud and want to replicate right now? As a leader yourself, what resources, information, and/or support could help you guide those you serve?
I am wishing you and us all the very best,