If ever there was a time to know the right question…
How can you lead a business or team at a time like this? What is needed of you now that was not in this year’s KPIs?
Managing the health of our nation has dramatically disrupted our personal and economic lives. The ripples will run for a long time, but in what direction? No-one has the map. How can you create one?
You will be asking yourself lots of questions at the moment. Reflection has always been an essential ingredient of sustainable and successful leadership, leading to understanding the ‘why’ and ‘how’. When things are in BAU mode, these are often hidden. When crisis hits, knowing our ‘why’ and ‘how’ is vital and reflective questioning helps us find them.
Some in your team may be waiting for things to return to the way they were before, to get back to ‘normal’ and the ‘to do’ list. But it’s a different normal and a new list. You are leading people through the discomfort into what is possible and better.
Models of change broadly go through a cycle of resistance followed by levels of acceptance and successful adaptation. We have mapped a change
cycle with reflective questions at the different stages. They may not be exactly the right questions for you, but if you can give yourself time with them, you will know the right ones for you and your teams to consider.
When you have questions and thoughts to share, you could move it out into your team to use as a thinking tool.
Discover more by reading our presentation : Leading Through Covid-19