Source | www.entrepreneur.com | Angela Kambouris
Overnight, COVID19 changed the leadership menu from survival to evolving in a crisis. Leading through a crisis can feel like a heavyweight boxing championship — fifteen rounds to decide who will emerge on the other side.
Change disrupts people’s expectations of the future, reduces their sense of control and their ability to process information. In times of high stress, Daniel Goleman coined the term “amygdala hijack” to capture how you analyze and interpret behavior resulting in a fight, flight, or freeze response. Left unchecked, performance during a crisis can be compromised, placing safety, quality, and productivity at risk.
The most impactful area that you can lead is your mindset. It is a multiplier. Gary Keller, author of The One Thing asks, “what is one thing you can do such that by doing it, everything else will be easier or unnecessary?” With a leadership mindset, all other decisions become more explicit.