When a crisis presents itself, what is your first instinct?
At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, many leaders rushed into vision-casting mode, hoping to make the most of this new opportunity. Others expended a tremendous amount of energy launching new programs and initiatives in an attempt to overcome the disorientation.
But in times of crisis, leaders need a dramatically different set of skills and practices in order to stay healthy for the long haul.
Recently, Geri and I were asked to share our thoughts on leading during crisis. This wasn’t your typical Q&A interview. This was an open and raw conversation where we expressed our heartfelt encouragement to young leaders trying to lead in this moment.
We address topics such as revival, anxiety, and the need for well-differentiated, non-anxious leadership.
At the close, Geri ends the interview with a comment about “saving civilization” that is perhaps worth the entire podcast!