Why decisive leadership is needed during uncertain times

Strong businesses have strong leaders at the helm. Now, this doesn’t mean ruling your organization with an iron fist. Great leaders build trust and loyalty with their team so that employees can work independently while still knowing they can seek guidance when problems arise.

In times of uncertainty, employees will look to you to help them make the right decisions. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, you might be feeling a little paralyzed and scared to move forward – we don’t know how long this will go on or how it will alter our operating environment once we return to “normal.”

Leadership gurus Karin Hurt and David Dye stress the need to remain decisive in your decision making, even when you don’t know what’s coming next. Here are their tips for doing so:

  1. Ground yourself in your values. Your organization’s values should always be your North Star. Don’t let fear of making an unpopular decision hold you back if you’re certain it’s what’s in the best interest of your members/customers and employees.

 

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