Four Essential Skills for Leading Out of the Pandemic

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This week I had the opportunity to deliver a new keynote, Redefining Leadership: From Chaos to Connection. While doing some research for this I came across a recent survey published by ExecOnline that talked about some of the challenges leaders are facing. They also shared a few of the skills leaders believe are required to be effective coming out of the pandemic.

This short video is a summary of my take on what these skills are on how we can implement them as leaders.

Two Main Leadership Challenges

These two issues will likely not be a surprise to anyone.

  • Employee Fatigue and Burnout
  • Employee Retention

Four Leadership Skills Leaders Need

  • Clear and Impactful Communication
  • Empathy in Supporting Well Being
  • The Ability to Maintain Connectivity
  • Clear Decision Making Amidst Uncertainty

Clear and impactful communication

This means overcommunicating your message in a concise fashion. Keeping as much communication as possible connected to your purpose and your values.

Empathy in supporting well being

It’s been a long pandemic for everyone. No matter your politics, beliefs or policies demonstrate compassion for other viewpoints. In other words drop judgement and get curious.

The ability to maintain connectivity

Find ways for your teams to stay connected. Get innovative, as them to get innovative and find connectivity solutions. You don’t have to provide all the answers you just need to create the environment where the answers can happen.

Clear decision making amidst uncertainty

Right or wrong be clear and direct in your decisions. Nothing worse than ambiguity in our current climate. If new information presents itself that means you need to reverse your decision be confident in doing that as well.

The common thread here is that leaders need to provide clarity, decisiveness and compassion for their teams.

I’d love to hear what you think are the most important skills required as we come out of the pandemic. Do any of these resonate with you? Make sure to connect, follow, subscribe to continue to engage in these leadership conversations.

The common thread here is that leaders need to provide clarity, decisiveness and compassion for their teams.

I’d love to hear what you think are the most important skills required as we come out of the pandemic. Do any of these resonate with you? Make sure to connect, follow, subscribe to continue to engage in these leadership conversations.

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