How leaders deal with a crisis

From time to time every leader finds themselves in a crisis.  It may be the result of a mistake or more likely just outside circumstances catching us out.  It can be tempting to want to run away or bury your head in the sand.  However, the people we lead are relying on us to get through this storm.

Murray Newlands has identified 5 Things Successful Leader do in a Crisis over on Inc.com. The list is a helpful reminder of how to lead when everything is falling apart around us.  Here is the summary:

  1. Successful leaders don’t let their emotions get in the way
  2. Successful leaders are brave
  3. Successful leaders are accountable for the victories and their losses
  4. Successful leaders don’t take failures personally
  5. Successful leaders possess positive attitudes from start to finish
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