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6 Leadership Principles To Guide You During Crisis

Source | | Glenn Llopis

When was there a time that wasn’t uncertain?

The COVID-19 crisis has fueled what uncertainty means with fresh perspectives around readiness and preparedness. This moment has elevated the importance of leading with a crisis aware state of mind. Especially when you consider that we are headed into accelerated change and uncertainty that will remain constant with peaks and valleys of stability and predictability. What do I mean by this?

Personally, my journey as a C-suite executive and entrepreneur was front loaded with success. Then suddenly, I experienced unexpected circumstances and significant hardships as the powerful forces of envy, jealousy, selfishness, and control (amongst other dynamics) stepped in the way of my momentum.  It opened my mind and my eyes to the unpredictability’s of business when leaders lack self-trust, lack self-directedness and lack overall preparedness during uncertain times.

While these early in career challenges were painful, it was the best thing that ever happened to me. The many lessons learned elevated my confidence to bounce back and the wisdom to understand why continuous personal and professional reinvention is crucial when faced with uncertainty.

Leading in a crisis aware state of mind is about practicing the following six principles:

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