|Business Needs Great Leaders Now – Guest Commentary by Rick Plasket, Executive Coach, ActionCOACH Louisville
The Covid-19 global health crisis has hit businesses of every size and shape hard. It’s possible that the virus could produce more bankruptcies than deaths. Great business leaders can make a difference. Are you the business leader who will enable your company to survive and thrive now?
Leaders face increased stress, uncertainty, and rapid rate of change. Great leaders will succeed because they are exemplary in three critical leadership abilities – they are great communicators, know when to seek help and act decisively.
In a crisis, great leaders build confidence and results through communications. They are well informed before they speak. Their words are positive and purposeful, they are compassionate, they listen, they know that fear is real. In a crisis, great leaders know their weaknesses. They seek those with the experience they lack. Many engage consultants, mentors, and coaches. Excellent leaders know the differences – consultants deliver reports, mentors advise, but coaches deliver results.
Your business can survive this global crisis and may even thrive. How much could you improve when you commit to the understanding of seeking help from experienced advisors, and acting decisively?
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