How to lead through uncertainty in a virtual world

During a crisis, the way people lead will be put under the spotlight. By adopting these five strategies, leaders can help ensure their team’s engagement, performance and wellbeing remains strong.

From Brexit to the recent covid-19 pandemic, circumstances have shown that as leaders, we can never be certain about our business environment and the way things are going to be tomorrow, a week or a month from now, or even in five year’s time. Leaders focused on how to lead in VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) environments are therefore becoming a critical resource for companies. 

As leaders, we must realise that despite all our planning, there will always be some events that we would struggle to anticipate. Our skill as a leader increasingly depends upon how we cope with such events, and once we are hit with one of the biggest challenges of our lives, what we do next.

For the rest of this article that I wrote for HRZone, click here.


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