In times of crisis, leadership is tested. And how you behave in difficult circumstances is what will ultimately define you as a leader. The COVID-19 pandemic is a living case study of how to lead (or not) in the face of calamity. Examples of good (and bad) crisis leadership abound.
In my newest column for The Globe and Mail, published just this morning, I not only offer several examples of the good and the bad, but I also outline four specific actions and behaviours that constitute exceptional leadership in times of crisis.
If you are a subscriber to The Globe and Mail, you can also access the column behind their paywall through this direct link: https://tgam.ca/34cwyxo
So I’d love to hear your opinions and experiences. Do you have great (or lousy) examples of crisis leadership to share? Please also tell us what action or behaviour is happening (or not) that makes your situation notable. Add your comment below.
I write a regular monthly column for The Globe and Mail Report on Business, under the banner of Leadership Matters. Here are links to some of the more recent ones:
- Hate your job? You have three choices
- Five lessons learned as a first-time supervisor
- Here are eight ways to earn respect at work
- How to survive the ‘extreme’ narcissist and make your workday bearable