We have all been confronted with testing and difficult circumstances in 2020.
Whether that be the rapid growth in volume due to customer demand, the management of loss of volume, clients or staff due to Covid19, home schooling your children or struggling with the high levels of isolation.
No matter what the situation is, as leaders, we need to create a shared vision of success and ensure we generate that same positive outlook for all those who surround us.
When faced with a crisis, most leaders are forced to think and behave in ways that feel unfamiliar.
5 keys steps we should be following during these challenging leadership times are as follows;
- Develop a collaborative vision
- Establish the right channels of communication
- Explain the vision and planned direction
- Be present, visible and available for your people
- Create a positive workplace culture
Our people will continue to turn to us for support, direction and solid leadership. For us to remain effective leaders we must be able to remain calm and maintain a sense of perspective and send the message to our people of confidence, which builds trust and reassurance.