The Future of Leadership in a Fast-Changing World
COVID-19 shook up our lives in ways we couldn’t imagine, but the real disruption is still to come. We are managing the health crisis well, but it has left a social crisis and economic crisis in its wake. More than ever, we need leaders to step up and lead the way through this time of uncertainty and rapid change.
A crisis doesn’t create leaders – it amplifies them. COVID-19 has amplified the best and worst of leadership. In “normal” times, many organisations tolerate mediocre leaders. But in a crisis, those leaders are ruthlessly exposed. The best leaders treat their people as people, but know performance still matters. They know how to plan from the head – to achieve their business objectives – but lead with their heart – to bring people along on the journey.
Successful leaders engage the minds and hearts of their stakeholders, leverage the talents of their team, and provide confidence and clarity in an uncertain future.