This is the second of a two-part series published this week by IOCI, in addition to Leading Through Times of Crisis – Part I.
When asked what is essential to lead through crisis, Marialane Schultz, CEO of IOCI says “these uncertain times call for capable, flexible and emotionally grounded leaders who can help design and communicate a thoughtful way forward that evokes trust, hope and purpose in those they lead. It’s an opportunity to show how we can emerge even stronger and thrive together even in the face of adversity.”
It is too easy to slip into a self-interest state-of-mind when things get tough. We need others around us who are courageous enough to tell us when we are off course. The old speak truth to power concept, something we often find lacking in the current COVID-19 situation,” says Marialane Schultz, CEO of IOCI.
Schultz offers a few other behaviors and attitudes strong leaders need to exhibit in trying times:
Leaders who are agile enough to shift and adapt to changing times will likely be the ones who help their people and organizations push through the toughest situations. By experimenting with new approaches and seeing constraints this awareness turns into action and a catalyst for innovation.
See our previous post earlier this week on leading through times of crisis.
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Marialane Schultz is the founder of IOCI. She helps individuals and organizations perform at their best, do meaningful work and be impactful through customized coaching and consulting engagements.