My previous two blogs presented the basic challenge for leaders.
Deliver performance and sustain wellbeing in the most cost constrained, disrupted and unpredictable environment seen in over half a century.
We know conventional leadership practices won't cut it in this environment, and neither will the usual team development methods.
The case for reinventing leadership (and the methods of development) is compelling because enterprises simply won't recover and rebound unless their leaders respond to adaptive challenges by bringing their people with them.
My previous blog shared the question that forward thinking CEO's and HR Executives are asking:
How do we equip, support and de-risk our leaders and leadership teams when budgets are so tight and conventional training, development and facilitation aren't possible in the new working environment?
Let's name the elephant in the room. The biggest risks to recovery and rebound sit squarely with leaders who lack the capabilities to deliver performance and to sustain personal and team wellbeing in an environment of:
Let's start with the good news. COVID-19 is no longer a health crisis in Australia. Our political leaders and health experts have not just flattened the curve of daily infections; they're on the cusp of squashing even the smallest of outbreaks. Risks remain but we're in a good place.
Now the bad news. Politicians and health experts won't fix the second crisis: the economic damage from domestic and international shutdowns which already has banks like Westpac setting aside $22 billion to cover rising bad debts and defaults,...
Have you noticed that heroic acts of leadership are more common in adrenaline fuelled environments, where people feel the need to go beyond their physical and cognitive limits to get the job done?
Is it possible to go to such levels? Of course it is in short bursts. We've all gone beyond those limits at times, however there's an inconvenient truth whenever these experiences last for more than just a few moments.
Self awareness disappears all too quickly when the adrenaline is surging through the minds and bodies of leaders, and three downsides...
Never in the living memory of anyone except the very elderly has the world faced such threat and disruption to our way of life.
No one can predict what will happen over the next six months as the pandemic continues its spread across the globe.
Understandably, governments are clamouring to address the health risks as the number one priority. Inevitably the economy will be amongst the key casualties, and we will see more examples of politics keeps getting in the way, and the media stoking the natural reactions of people to be fearful.
As a leader...