Successful Leadership During Coronavirus

Successful Leadership During Coronavirus

Successful leadership during coronavirus isn’t a topic I ever dreamed I would be writing about. Leadership during a pandemic isn’t exactly a chapter in a business school textbook! In fact, it’s probably safe to say that coronavirus is something that has pretty much thrown everyone in the country—no, make that the world—for a loop.

The plans you made for your team for the first and second quarters of 2020 more than likely have taken a sharp turn—maybe in an entirely different direction. How are you handling it? How is your team handling it? Have you been able to stay flexible enough to shift and change with these frightening, uncertain times?

Lead during coronavirus

Perhaps one of the most important things you can do to successfully pull your team through the pandemic is to stay in the game as your team’s coach. Successful leadership during coronavirus is critical. Your team is looking to you for...

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Successful Leadership Skills during a Crisis

Successful Leadership Skills during a Crisis

Successful leadership skills during a crisis will help you lead the way and catapult your company.

“Flexibility is the only true security.” What a great quotation for times like this!


Why strategic leadership is more important than ever

I first learned of this quotation from Paula Pant. Paula is a businesswoman, podcast host, writer, speaker, and media commentator on financial independence and real estate investing. She credits the quotation to J.L. Collins. While Ms. Pant and Mr. Collins were applying this principle to the world of personal finance, it’s especially true for anyone who is in a role of leadership during the uncertain times created by COVID-19. To say the least, things are topsy turvy!

I bring up the statement to illustrate why strategic leadership wins every time over working management. In the past few blog posts, we’ve been in a conversation about how important it is to stay in the...

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Leadership vs Working Management or In-the-Weeds Management

Leadership vs. Working Management

I believe strongly that if you want to accomplish more as a leader, you need to operate in the zone of leadership vs. working management, sometimes called in-the-weeds management. If you find that day-to-day project tasks and operational issues occupy a lot of your valuable time, energy, attention, and focus, you’re probably stuck in the weeds. Maybe you’re struggling with that right now. If so, you’re not alone. I see a trend of leaders who tend to get stuck in the weeds. They do rather than delegate.

Let me tell you a story to illustrate leadership vs. working management. Coach McQuiston is a friend’s neighbor and a high school basketball coach. On any given winter evening, he can be found on the sidelines of the high school gym, shouting to the players of his varsity team. He’s worked with those players all season during grueling practice sessions, and he knows the strengths and weaknesses of each player. Maybe...

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