To serve you in this difficult season, we have compiled our most relevant leadership resources to help you lead during a season of crisis. This page will be updated as we receive more resources, so stay tuned to discover the latest!
A crisis like Covid-19 presents many leadership challenges: we have never been here before!
There is no well-worn path; no lamp posts to show the way; no maps to guide us. Leaders around the world are forging new ways to lead within our new framework.
About six years ago, I found myself immersed in the Ebola Epidemic that claimed about 4,000 Liberian lives. During the crisis, I would sign in to Facebook and become inundated with an avalanche of pictures of the diseased and dying.
Most of us woke up Monday morning to a very different reality from what we were expecting last month – or even last week. Children home from school or university, entire companies working from home, families self-quarantining – and yet somehow, the world is still turning and we’re expected to do our work as usual.
We are facing global leadership challenges that most of us have never experienced. Within the last week, the response to COVID-19 (coronavirus) has led to closing borders, canceling major global events, sports leagues postponing all games, prominent companies moving all their employees to work from home and a panicked shortage of toilet paper.
To state the obvious, we are all learning to adjust to a new way of living.
Humans are not wired to live in long, sustained periods of isolation or social distancing, and we are having to adapt to new ways of working together, being creative, and living our lives.
Recently, I wrote in this column about “feeling your fear”—accepting fear as a legitimate response to coronavirus and as a natural emotion that can sap your energy and muddle your decision-making when you try to control it.