COMPANIES EMERGING FROM A CRISIS NEED TRANSFORMATIVE LEADERS MORE THAN EVER
As the worst impacts of a crisis begin to ease, organizations must reinvent themselves to succeed in a changed business landscape. How will they restart their growth engines? What new opportunities might they uncover? How can they capitalize on those opportunities to emerge stronger and more resilient than ever?
To navigate this transition from crisis to recovery, companies need transformative leaders. These individuals know how to catalyze a marked change in those around them. And they're vital for unleashing the full potential of their enterprises' human capital—during and after the toughest of times.
WE'VE IDENTIFIED FIVE ESSENTIAL COMPETENCIES THAT SET TRANSFORMATIVE LEADERS APART
Drawing on our work with clients and our study of actual leaders operating under real crisis conditions, we've concluded that transformative leaders possess a unique blend of talents. These leaders excel at not only guiding their organizations from crisis to recovery but also equipping them with the resilience, adaptability, and innovative prowess needed to drive superlative business performance far into the future.
The good news is that every executive, manager, and employee in any organization can build transformative leadership skills. And they should. Their organization's future—and possibly even their own future—will depend on it.
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Crisis in all its forms—including COVID-19—often force leaders into a position where they must make painful choices to safeguard their organization’s future. For leaders facing this scenario, it’s important to arrive at such decisions from a place of integrity.
More than ever, people want to know that their leaders have the skills and personal attributes needed to usher the organization to safety. And they need to know that their leaders can keep driving positive change long after the crisis eases.
MEET THE AUTHORS
Senior Vice President, Washington, D.C.
Director, New York