by Ann Connor
In a moment of crisis—be it one of physical or (more frequently) financial danger—handling the situation takes great skill and even better tact to come out still standing. And while crisis management may not have been in your job description as a leader or small business owner, it is certainly a crucial skill set to have when (and it most certainly will, though we hope infrequently!) misfortune strikes. Here is some sound and savvy advice to help lead your company out of crisis:
By Jeff Saari
In a session this morning my client told me that the reason he has become more effective in his leadership is because he had a ‘humbling’ experience last year. This manager almost didn’t make it in his organization as his behavior over time had become toxic. He first came to me after this humbling experience and he and I have done some really great, challenging and fun work together. The humbling experience was getting 360 feedback in the organization which was largely critical, as well as being put on the chopping block if he didn’t turn around. I like his story so much because it illustrates that 1. we can turn around, and 2. we need to know what our blind spots or pain points are in order to grow.