Source | www.entrepreneur.com | Sanjay Sehgal
Leadership can be tempered by the crisis to become greater, or break under the high heat, never to be fixed. Tempering or the prolonged exposure of iron to high heat makes it tougher, yet less brittle, and more ductile, or flexible. Crisis, much like the process of tempering takes a leader from ordinary to greatness, ending in a tougher and more flexible leader.
We need our leadership to show courage and make strategic decisions, especially in times of crisis, like Hannibal of Carthage, a Carthaginian general from the age of Rome.
Hannibal of Carthage is considered one of history’s most strategic wartime commanders, and his stellar conquest of Cannae marked him as one of the canniest wartime leaders. Hannibal displayed unthinkable military intelligence and charismatic leadership when he led his 50,000 Carthaginian forces against 86,000 Romans and won.
COVID-19 is a crisis that leaders in every field are facing today, and yet, despite the odds, I am confident that we will get through it.
Here are five universal tips for leaders to turn the tide during pressing times.