Effective leadership strategies
Business leaders, including Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership CEO Vanessa Pigrum, talk about effective leadership strategies and approaches, particularly during the uncertainty caused by COVID-19. What are the strategies they and their teams are using to move forward? These twelve leaders from different sectors canvas themes of transparency, clear communication, innovation, collaboration and compassion.
“While there’s no comprehensive list of rules spelling out how to be the ‘best’ leader in all situations, especially during extraordinary circumstances like a global pandemic, there are a number of skills that many of the most effective and ethical leaders have in common,” says Vanessa.
“Effective and ethical leaders communicate with clarity, empathy and authenticity. They actively and openly listen to those around them, particularly subject matter experts, rather than selectively listen to what suits their agenda. They are prepared to admit they might be wrong, and seek counsel to make sure their ideas and decisions stand up to ethical scrutiny.”
“Leaders also need to inspire trust, and this comes from a consistency in their actions, not just words. Particularly during trying times, leaders need to acknowledge hardships with emotional courage and be willing to take action in solidarity with those who look to them for guidance.”
“Importantly, effective leaders have a strong ethical framework to guide their decisions and actions, and allow themselves to be led by virtues like courage, kindness, generosity, and fairness.”
“It is often said that a crisis does not develop your character. Rather, a crisis reveals the true character you already have. This pandemic may be unprecedented in our lifetime, but there will always be other unforeseen disruptions ahead. For these reasons, it is imperative that all of us develop the discipline to strengthen our ethical values, our moral courage and our ability to think and reason with clarity, in our day to day lives, in order to be prepared for the post-pandemic recovery and for future disruptive events we cannot yet imagine.”
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via Dynamic Business 10 June 2020