Leading in Crisis: Character

AT THE CORE OF LEADERSHIP IS THE DISTINCTION WE MAKE BETWEEN MANAGERS AND LEADERS. Managers improve what is; managers enhance what is; managers move forward what is; leaders go beyond what is. How do we go beyond what is and genuinely transform ourselves and our organizations to lead in extraordinary times?

During economic uncertainty, turbulence and dramatic change, many leaders tend to stand still, to hesitate when facing unfamiliar territory. Many feel overwhelmed, and can’t see a way out. Others step back, gather information, and get bearings, knowing that the opportunity of leadership lies in stepping into change. Managers ask, “How can we control costs and resources to manage change?” Leaders ask, “How can we accelerate change?” Leading in crisis calls upon all the principle, tools and practices of Leadership from the Inside Out.

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