Staying Connected During A Crisis

Joseph Lalonde

A crisis makes you rethink life. The COVID-19 crisis has done this for me. With the shelter-at-home and social distancing policies, connections can become a hard thing to maintain during a crisis. I’ve realized I enjoy spending time with people (I’m an extrovert, after all!). […] The post Staying Connected During A Crisis appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Crisis Leadership Leadership

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How To Determine If A Crisis Is Really A Crisis

Joseph Lalonde

As the COVID-19 crisis hit the world, very few leaders thought this viral outbreak would be as big as it is. Not all crises demand economies be shut […] The post How To Determine If A Crisis Is Really A Crisis appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Crisis Leadership LeadershipMany leaders thought it would come and go. COVID-19 hasn’t come and gone. It’s left businesses, non-profits, and families in ruins. Not all crises are the same.

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Gaining Clarity Through Crisis

Joseph Lalonde

Then, the COVID-19 crisis hit. The idea of perfect […] The post Gaining Clarity Through Crisis appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Crisis Leadership LeadershipI’ve talked with many different leaders about the year 2020. Many of those leaders said they wanted this year to be a year of clarity. They saw 2020 and thought of 20/20 vision. 20/20 vision is when you have perfect eyesight. It can’t get any better than that.

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7 Scriptures To Bring Hope During A Crisis

Joseph Lalonde

When a crisis hits, fear often comes with it. Those things may be in danger during a crisis. We can… No, we will get through this crisis […] The post 7 Scriptures To Bring Hope During A Crisis appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Crisis Leadership Faith LeadershipPeople are scared for their jobs and their health. They believe their way of living will change forever. And it’s okay to be scared. Yet, there is hope out there.

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Why HR Technology Matters Now More Than Ever

When a crisis hits, HR technology gives business leaders the data, tools, and support to make important business decisions quickly. In this report, Josh Bersin breaks down the 4 key benefits of HR tech and demonstrates through case studies how business leaders can leverage it to solve problems and grow. Download this report to learn more!

Thinking Small To Lead Through A Crisis

Joseph Lalonde

A crisis hits and your mind begins to race with the possibilities. The one that has all its ducks in a row and you come out with your hands raised high like […] The post Thinking Small To Lead Through A Crisis appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Crisis Leadership LeadershipBang! You try to run through every possible outcome in your mind. Most of them ending in disaster. Then there’s the master plan.

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What Doesn’t Matter In A Crisis

Joseph Lalonde

We discover what truly matters in a crisis. I hope you’re discovering what matters and what doesn’t matter throughout this crisis. In the end, they really don’t. […] The post What Doesn’t Matter In A Crisis appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Crisis Leadership LeadershipThere are so many things we think matter that don’t. I have. You may be shocked at what I’m about to share. These may seem like things that should matter.

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How Leaders Can Prepare for Crisis

Kevin Eikenberry

Of all the things that might keep leaders up at night, dealing with a crisis is near the top of the list. Seldom do people feel comfortable with crisis leadership until they have been through at least one crisis successfully. While trial and error can be a fine way to learn many things, crisis leadership […]. The post How Leaders Can Prepare for Crisis appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

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Leading Through Crisis and Change

Let's Grow Leaders

When you’re called on to lead your team through crisis and rapid change, focus on clear, concise, calm communication. The post Leading Through Crisis and Change appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. When you’re called on to lead your team through crisis and rapid change, focus on clear, concise, calm communication. In this episode, get a practical example and more ways you can lead your team through crisis and change.

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What Is God Trying To Tell Leaders During A Crisis?

Joseph Lalonde

When a crisis hits, things change. I believe God is trying to […] The post What Is God Trying To Tell Leaders During A Crisis? Crisis Leadership LeadershipThese are trying times. Your business may be shut down. You may be on unemployment or looking for a new employer. Or you may still have your position but it sure looks different. And leaders are left there wondering what is going on.

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5 Things To Not Do During A Crisis

Joseph Lalonde

Who knows when the COVID-19 crisis will end. We don’t need to know when a crisis will end. We only need to know how to lead through a crisis. However, too many leaders lead poorly through a crisis. It’s […] The post 5 Things To Not Do During A Crisis appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Crisis Leadership LeadershipI don’t. You don’t. The world doesn’t. That’s okay.

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How HR Can Promote Mental Health at Work (Actionable Advice to Help Your People Thrive)

HR leaders are on the frontlines of a mental health crisis, but the topic can still be taboo—or at least something that’s only talked about reluctantly. What can HR do to help? Download our latest guide to learn the 4 ways you can support the mental health of your employees and identify warning signs of burnout.

How To Support Your Team During The Coronavirus Crisis

Joseph Lalonde

You’ve probably chosen to send your team home to work remotely […] The post How To Support Your Team During The Coronavirus Crisis appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Crisis LeadershipThe Coronavirus has shown us how quickly businesses can be shut down. Government mandates can come quickly. They can effectively make your business grind to a halt. If you’re not prepared. Once a government mandate comes to close your business, what do you do?

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Why Many Leaders Failed To Prepare For The COVID-19 Crisis

Joseph Lalonde

We never know when a crisis will hit. COVID-19 showed us how ill-prepared many businesses were when it comes to a time of crisis. During the COVID-19 crisis, we’ve seen business leaders scramble to create a plan. […] The post Why Many Leaders Failed To Prepare For The COVID-19 Crisis appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Crisis Leadership LeadershipSomething that will rock us to the core. Something that may even shutter the doors of our organization.

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How To Bring Positivity During A Crisis Like COVID-19/Coronavirus

Joseph Lalonde

Staying positive during a […] The post How To Bring Positivity During A Crisis Like COVID-19/Coronavirus appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Crisis LeadershipTough times begin to wear on people. That’s been the truth for many people lately. Layoffs. Job terminations. Trying to keep the business afloat. So much stress has been placed on the shoulders of leaders during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is heavy. It hurts. And leaders are struggling to stay positive.

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Crisis Leadership – How to Be a Good Leader in a Crisis

Kevin Eikenberry

Today, the crisis is the COVID-19 pandemic. And while this crisis isn’t like anything most people have experienced, it isn’t the first crisis we have faced. Although crisis leadership has always been an important skill, now it feels compulsory – and perhaps you feel unprepared. The post Crisis Leadership – How to Be a Good Leader in a Crisis appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

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20 Articles to Help Leaders Navigate the COVID 19 Crisis

Great Leadership By Dan

After reading as many as you can, ask yourself the following question: “In five years, how do I want to be remembered for how I handled this crisis?” Focus On Trust: Successful Leadership In Times Of Crisis.(Forbes) 6 Ways You Can Show True Leadership During a Crisis (Inc.) 4 Leadership Skills for Crisis Management (Daniel Goleman, using your emotional intelligence) 4. Crisis leadership Guiding the organization through uncertainty and chaos (Deloitte) 5.

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How HR Can Promote Mental Health at Work: Actionable Advice to Help Your People Thrive

HR leaders are on the frontlines of a mental health crisis, but the topic can still be taboo—or at least something that’s only talked about reluctantly. What can HR do to help? Download our latest guide to learn the 4 ways you can support the mental health of your employees and identify warning signs of burnout.

5 Questions To Ask During A Crisis Like COVID-19

Joseph Lalonde

Times of crisis are perfect times to use the power of questions. That’s why we have […] The post 5 Questions To Ask During A Crisis Like COVID-19 appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Crisis Leadership LeadershipQuestions can bring clarity. Especially if the questions are laser-focused and help you cut to the heart of the matter. Discovering the right questions to ask can be a bit more difficult than the actual asking of the question.

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3 Important Lessons On Crisis Management From The COVID-19 Pandemic

Tanveer Naseer

There’s little question that our world has never experienced a global crisis like that of the current COVID-19 pandemic. Leadership Recent Posts behaviour communication crisis management leadership obstaclesFrom the financial fallout seen on various stock markets as well as industries directly impacted by this pandemic, to various countries, including here in Canada, closing their borders to non-citizens in. Click to continue reading.

How to Communicate with Your Employees During Times Of Crisis

Lead from Within

We often ask people to reach beyond their usual role in times of crisis, and most employees are willing to go the extra mile. Don’t let the crisis become a reason to ask for nonstop overwork, but keep expectations as reasonable as possible. These are hard times.

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Leadership During The Covid-19/Coronavirus Crisis

Joseph Lalonde

Put it in a timeline and you’ll get a really interesting drama type movie or in retrospect a mix of a comedy-horror (think [link] ) Not looking […] The post Leadership During The Covid-19/Coronavirus Crisis appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. OMG – what are we gonna do it’s the [fill in the global problem plaguing society now]. Ok so welcome back to the show where humans freak out.

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9 Ways to Manage Costs and Prepare for Future Growth

SMB leaders are working day and night to navigate the COVID-19 crisis. Successfully managing it requires the CFO and HR leader to make complex decisions quickly, without rushing into an uncoordinated response. Foremost among these decisions will be cost containment. The way organizations manage costs now will determine how well they perform during and after COVID-19. Download our guide and start preparing for the future today.

Dealing with the Two Fronts of Every Crisis

Leading Blog

E VERY CRISIS places a leader between two fronts: Issue and Fear. Understanding the difference and managing both is key to dealing with a crisis successfully. There is the crisis where the issue is known, there is a procedure for handling it, and success in dealing with it comes down to proper execution of the solution. In a true crisis, you are faced with rapid, real-time innovation under stress “embedded in fear.” Second, you need people who know about the crisis.

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Why the Best Leaders Ask For Help In A Crisis

Lead from Within

In times of crisis, they face much greater challenges. Throughout a crisis, I work closely with my clients around the world to help keep them grounded. In times of crisis, no job is more important than taking care of your people.

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Creating a Creative Crisis

Lead Change Blog

Change Management Leadership Development creativity crisis deadline discomfort Energize failure UrgencyOrganizations sputter and stall quickly. Insider focus seems to be our default mode. We naturally work to create personal comfort rather than value for customers. How can stalled organizations re-energize their zeal and reinvigorate their vision? One strategy to get a stalled … Continue reading → Lead Change Group - Leaders Growing Leaders.

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How to Hold onto Your Customers in a Crisis

Leading Blog

S UBSCRIPTION-BASED businesses seem to be the most resilient during this time of crisis. To hang onto customers during a crisis, you need to build a forever transaction with the people you serve. They will also remember the companies that took advantage of the crisis by gouging on price. In times of crisis, relationships become much more volatile—people can quickly move from love to hate with a company that lets them down.

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How a Crisis can Make a Bad Leader into a Great Leader

Lead from Within

Times of crisis are inherently challenging and difficult—but they also present great opportunities for leaders to grow. Here are some points to remember during this moment of opportunity: In crisis leaders can engage. In crisis leaders can pay close attention.

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The 360 Degrees of Crisis Communications

Next Level Blog

We all know by now that leaders must communicate in a crisis. In times of crisis, it’s almost a societal default to look to the people in charge to transmit what they know when they know it while painting a picture of how we’ll get through this together. So, yes, top-down communications that originates from both the head and the heart is vitally important to successful crisis management. When practiced together, they form a 360-degree approach to crisis communications.

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Leadership and the Innovation Crisis

Great Leadership By Dan

Instead, I would argue that we live in the age of innovation crisis. What crisis, you may ask? A crisis of imagination, a crisis of ambition, a crisis of vision. A crisis where there has never been more talk about innovation – there’s no end to the books, blogs, LinkedIn-groups and Instagram-feeds dedicated to the same – yet we still struggle to solve some of the basic problems in society.

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Candidate Management During a Crisis

N2Growth Blog

I am no stranger to the challenges of candidate management during a crisis. Consider the following recommendations for effective candidate management during a crisis: Empathize: In a situation like this, it is human nature to think about one’s own health, safety, career, and expenses first. The post Candidate Management During a Crisis appeared first on N2Growth.

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Leading In A Time Of Crisis And COVID-19

Joseph Lalonde

Governments have told non-essential businesses to close their doors for an undetermined amount of time. […] The post Leading In A Time Of Crisis And COVID-19 appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. We’re leading in a time like no other. With all of our technological advancements, we’re struggling to cope with the COVID-19 virus. It has sickened almost one million people and killed over 50,000. People are scared to go to work.

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How to Be A Great Leader When Crisis Hits

Lead from Within

Times of crisis are the moments when leadership is most needed. Many leaders are fearful of overreacting, and some wishfully hope that a crisis will resolve itself. Great leaders, however, know that in crisis you don’t overreact but neither do you let yourself be passive. In crisis, you must create plans but balance those plans against the knowledge that they may need to change if the crisis escalates or changes direction.

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How Leaders Lead on Purpose in Crisis

Lead on Purpose

Lukaszewski One of the most common weaknesses I see in crisis response is the lack of specific roles and assignments for top management. The result of this gap in crisis management is mismanagement, lack of … Continue reading → Leadership Purpose Communication crisis empathy responsibilityGuest post by James E.

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The Leadership Quality That Will Help You Get Comfortable With Crisis

Lead from Within

In times of crisis, one of the most important roles of leadership is setting an example that shows others how to respond. Here are some ways to bring understanding to your crisis leadership: Be approachable and available. The One Aspect Of Crisis Management That No One Talks About.

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Leadership Forged In Crisis

Leading Blog

Harvard professor Nancy Koehn illuminates some of these principles for us in Forged in Crisis as seen through the lives of five exemplary leaders: polar explorer Ernest Shackleton , President Abraham Lincoln , legendary abolitionist Frederick Douglass , Nazi-resisting clergyman Dietrich Bonhoeffer , and environmental crusader Rachel Carson. Each of the leaders Koehn has chosen faced an uncertain outcome in the midst of a crisis. L EADERSHIP development is a very personal endeavor.

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What People Need From Their Leader In A Crisis

Lead from Within

Being a leader always comes with enormous responsibility, but being a leader in crisis adds significance and depth to that responsibility. One successful approach is to focus on the things people look to their leader to provide in a time of crisis. Crisis demands that you be purposeful and determined in taking the measures that will help your organization survive and succeed in the current situation and beyond. The One Aspect Of Crisis Management That No One Talks About.

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How Great Leadership is Generated in Significant Crisis

Lead from Within

One thing I’ve learned through that experience: when crisis hits, the best leaders are ready to act courageously and boldly. In a time of crisis, those leaders generally find themselves facing an out-of-control disaster. The worst thing a leader can do in a crisis is to say, “Let’s wait and see.” Everyday leadership is one thing, but navigating through a crisis requires a certain level of comfort with chaos and dizzying change.

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How This Crisis Will Change the Future Of Leadership

Lead from Within

Every crisis, large or small, influences the way we lead because it causes us to stop, recalibrate, and innovate. A global crisis of the scale of the COVID-19 pandemic brings wide-ranging changes—changes that not only affect a single organization or industry or nation but that cause us to rebuild the way we think about leadership. Additional Reading you might enjoy: H ow Great Leadership is Generated in Significant Crisis.

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How The Best Leaders Are Already Planning Past The Crisis

Lead from Within

When a crisis disrupts the usual order of things, leaders can’t settle for just dealing with what’s in front of them today. Here’s how you can emulate the best leaders in planning through crisis. Spend time together exploring a range of scenarios and tracking for each of them how you can move the business and its people beyond the crisis. As a crisis is unfolding, you’re learning something new in every moment.

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How to Communicate With Your Employees During Times Of Crisis

Lead from Within

We often ask people to reach beyond their usual role in times of crisis, and most employees are willing to go the extra mile. Don’t let the crisis become a reason to ask for nonstop overwork, but keep expectations as reasonable as possible. These are hard times.

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Unleadership – A Crisis of Identity

N2Growth Blog

The realization is this – many of today’s leaders are suffering from an identity crisis. The magnitude of this crisis can range from a distorted, diluted, destructive, and in some cases deranged form of what they inaccurately define as leadership. Many leaders today simply do not understand what leadership is, which is precisely why we find ourselves in a crisis of leadership. By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth.

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How to Be Focused and Productive in a Crisis

Lead from Within

In times of crisis, when everyone is anxious and uncertain about the future, it’s understandably hard for people to stay on track. Ask yourself, “As a leader, who am I going to be in this time of crisis?” It may sound strange and awkward, but when people are caught up in a crisis and the anxiety of tough times part of the leader’s job is to remind them to take care of themselves. Lead from within: Employees often become unfocused and unproductive when a crisis hits.

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