Leading when you don’t have answers
Right now leadership and culture are more important than ever before.
They are critical because there is still a lot of uncertainty, fear and unknowns.
Consequently for you and your team there a lot of questions both for and of each other as well as for and of clients and other influencers and stakeholders of your business. And you can’t answer many of the questions tactically, because you probably don’t know yourself, but you can answer them strategically!
And to do that means thinking about yourself and how you behave, you might be angry or scared right now. But think how different it feels and how differently you respond when you keep a very cool calm head focused on the present not the past or distant future. Keeping cool and calm enables you to be in a resourceful state.
Ensuring your team feel safe
It will be apparent to you how important people are to your business yet it is a factor that doesn’t get much consideration. In light the pandemic we need to be taking great care to ensure our team feel safe.
And your character is going to set the tone for that. It’s about how you show up at work, and if you don’t have a team it is about how you show up every day which is just as important if you don’t have a team as if you do!
If you have a team it is about balancing humility with leadership skills. Less me boss, you worker and more about how you work as one team and engage better.