Gartner identified four actions executives can take to become good leaders in the midst of global disruptions

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4 Actions to Be a Strong Leader During COVID-19 Disruption

Becoming a Strong Leader – Gartner identified four actions executives can take to become good leaders in the midst of global disruptions

Summary:

Gartner published an article in March 19, 2020 suggesting four courses of actions executives can take to distinguish themselves as strong leaders during periods of global disruption, including:
  • Creating Central List of Priorities – Clearly identify a list of priorities that your team can follow, and create a decentralized organizational structure wherein they are empowered to make decisions
  • Implementing Non-Binary Problem-Solving Approach – Use creativity to identify alternative and flexible options that can work for all stakeholders, rather than resorting to traditional binary do this/don’t do it mindset
  • Having Transparency and Empathy – Become the trusted source for information, and deliver the message to your stakeholders in a clear, honest, concise and empathetic manner
  • Collecting Tales and Stories – Gather stories from your team members on how everyone is coming together to address the challenges brought about by the crisis, and make sure these stories are heard to make them further inspired and motivated
For a more detailed discussion on these suggested courses of actions to be a good leader in times of crisis, please go to their website at: https://www.gartner.com/smarterwithgartner/4-actions-to-be-a-good-leader-during-covid-19-disruption/
Company: Gartner
Categories: Leadership teams, People and culture

Original publication date: March 19, 2020

Date last updated: April 8, 2020