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How leaders keep it real during this crisis

What is required of leaders during this uncertain time? Trust, understanding and clarity. Learn more about these leadership topics from John Baldoni.

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How leaders keep it real during this crisis

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Trust. Development. Ambiguity.

These three topics are what senior leaders are thinking about right now.

First, trust. When we are all working in remote locations, trust is essential to holding the team together. Trust begins with the example of the leader. We need to make sure we take the time to listen and understand each other. Pitch in and help one another when we can. 

Second, development. Although we are working apart from one another, we must prepare the next generation of leaders. We can start by investing our time in making sure that emerging leaders can grow their skills and expand their scope of responsibility.

Third, ambiguity. We are living in the time of the great unknown. People want and, frankly, deserve clarity. How we provide is to focus on what we can do now without worrying too much about what may happen next. Deal with the reality in front of you.

Dealing with these three issues will enable us to whether our crisis and in the process create a new normal that is better than what we had before.

John Baldoni is a globally recognized executive coach and leadership educator. ranked John a Top 50 Leadership Expert and Top 100 leadership speaker. Trust Across America awarded John its Lifetime Achievement award for Trust and Global Gurus ranked him No. 9 on its list of Top 30 leadership experts. John is the author of 14 books, including GRACE: A Leader’s Guide to a Better Us.

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