Five things that make great leaders in tough times

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“Unprecedented” is a word that’s been used a lot over the past year, but for business leaders still trying to navigate the socio-economic fallout, it’s still relevant. From this article crafted by Courier, it’s obvious that leaders must change their mindsets to focus more on the short-term strategy. 

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“Unprecedented” is a word that’s been used a lot over the past year, but for business leaders still trying to navigate the socio-economic fallout, it’s still relevant. From this article crafted by Courier, it’s obvious that leaders in tough times must change their mindsets to focus more on the short-term strategy. 

While there’s no playbook for COVID, there are a few things that matter when shaping your approach to leadership in any crisis. Courier lists five in particular:

  1. Be ruthlessly objective in your strategy, whatever it may be
  2. Take absolute responsibility for your team
  3. Be able to constantly motivate yourself
  4. Be able to take effective action when encountering pitfalls
  5. Think about your people – and taking them with you

From an Australian winemaker’s destroyed vineyard to a coffee importer’s quest in war-torn Yemen, each story shares why certain attitudes and ideas are necessary to communicate your way out of a crisis. These stories truly show leaders in tough times. At ideascape, we’ve taken the same approach to shaping company strategy. We are the action-makers when it comes to DE&I. We fit wherever you and your team need us. Reach out to Deon Gaines or Jonathan Dyke so we can start supporting your mission today.

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