If you want people to follow you, this three step recipe will get you started: show up, step up, and shut up. Your presence is essential. So is your courage in difficult situations. Finally, listening is an underrated leader superpower. Read more on Medium.
The good folks at Shepherd Books asked me to recommend five books for crisis leaders. I love sharing some of the books I've read that have influenced my thinking and practice. I could easily have listed a dozen. I also wanted to be provocative so I skipped some of my faves in favor of a couple of unconventional choices (read the piece to find out how Braiding Sweetgrass made the list). Do you have faves on this topic? Typewriter ...
The true test of your own leading and its sustainability is how much of your impact endures after you leave your position. Listen to this freewheeling conversation on leadership and share your thoughts.
If you have to lay people off, think like a crisis leader: be clear, careful, and compassionate. Situations like this are defining moments for organizations that will resonate internally and externally for years.
Here's magic in leading: Inspiring great performances by not taking up all of the oxygen in the room, sensing how to help others be at their peak, and knowing that leading is about "we," not "me."