COVID-19 is causing a humanitarian crisis of global proportions, with hundreds of thousands of lives disrupted. Sadly, we are not nearing the end of the crisis.
In my day-to-day, I work with executive leaders and their teams on preparing for enterprise transformation. It is no surprise that I have been musing for a while on what makes a great leader. In recent days, I have observed how COVID-19 is a test case for good and bad leadership. In my opinion, the leader’s primary responsibility is to keep the team safe, cohesive and productive. But what should a leader be focused on in the midst of a global disruption?
Leaders at any level can take four specific actions. These actions are not the only ones, but some of them might be missed in the rush to create an effective response.