Effective Leadership in this Pandemic-Ridden World

When you combine a pandemic with uncertainty, you get a powerful formula for fear and even panic. And that is why those in leadership positions need to step to the forefront and be a positive presence for those they lead.” Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.Humankind has been in the grips of a global pandemic for almost one and a half years and we still have no idea when we will get to the end of this dreary tunnel. When one side of the world seems to be recovering, another is gripped by a new wave, and the horror stories continue. If we have learned anything during this period, it is that good leadership is essential during a crisis, be it at a national, state, county, or company level. Only if the leadership is effective will the people who rely on the leader be able to brave the situation. At Connect4myCoach, the Edtech game changer believes that good leadership skills can be instilled and if you aspire to become a leader in your field, they can definitely help. Good Leaders Always Induce Confidence

One of our elite coaches, Shital Kakkar Mehra, talks about Executive Presence in one of her blogs. “Executive Presence is something that we admire in others and aspire to imbibe. Also known as Personal Presence or the ‘it’ factor, this is an intangible quality which is difficult to define. However, it is a must-have trait in all leaders, be it in business or in the political leaders across the world.” If you love to read and want to learn more about leadership and business etiquette, check out Shital’s books on Amazon.

Even though there is no reference manual on how to build executive presence and become a leader who can lead during a pandemic or any crisis, there have been many leaders before us who have managed to succeed through thick and thin. Maybe we can learn something from them.

A Crisis Toolkit for Leaders

Self Care is Key
Make sure you get your daily dose of fresh air, meditate and focus on your physical and mental health. Only if you stay healthy and keep your stress levels at bay will you be in control of the crisis.

Be Positive
because positivity promotes productivity and only a productive leader can lead a productive team.

Emanate Courage
If you project courage, so will your team.

Reinvent and Adapt
Life has a way of throwing out curve balls to shatter your Plan A, so be ready to pick up Plan B or C or even Z without faltering.

Be Truthful to Your Team
Don’t underplay the situation, like some world leaders did at the beginning of the pandemic. Lay out the facts as is and prepare them for a possible long haul, before things return to normal.

Put the Crisis to Good Use
Just like necessity is the mother of invention, a global pandemic or any other crisis may be the opportunity needed to bring sweeping changes to your organization, business, policies, or simply your lifestyle. Intelligence and perseverance never go unrewarded, so be the change that you want to see in others and be the leader who everyone wants to look up to.

Anyone can lead when the plan is working. The best lead when the plan falls apart.” Robin Sharma, Author & Leadership Expert. With the help of seasoned coaches, you can become leaders who can lead when things fall apart.


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