Leading in a time of crisis

How should I lead in this time?

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought about a dramatic interruption in the way we lead. What does it take to navigate this crisis now that traditional metrics and assumptions have been rendered irrelevant? How do we decode the 'new normal'?

On this page we consider the key leadership functions of sense making | strategy & decision making | visioning | and managing change. We explore the diverse challenges facing us.

We look at the how we may have to refigure our teams to meet the needs of the crisis we are living in.  At the end of the page you will find links to helpful articles about leading in a time of crisis as well as leadership tools you can use.

"None of us was taught how to lead in a pandemic. But what we can do as leaders is to show up, with optimism and resilience, to reach out and ask for help and, most of all, to do what is right and to stay true. Leadership is a task with humanity and authenticity at its heart. As one school leader tweeted: “We are solid! We will look after our colleagues, our kids and our communities. We feel privileged to be able to serve.” (Steve Munby, Visiting professor at UCL Institute of Education.)

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