Online event: Leading in a time of crisis with Intelligent Ethics
- Date: Thursday 30 April 2020, 11:30 – 12:15
- Location: Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied
- Cost: Free
Join Tracey Groves for a free webinar and explore the human behaviours and attributes leaders need in times of disorder and crisis.
How do leaders need to 'be' and what do they need to 'do', and 'why’? What does effective leadership look, sound and feel like in time of crisis and uncertainty? Is there an ‘effective leader’ checklist of things we need to do and say in times like these? Do we know how our leadership approach is affecting the way that people are feeling? Should we care? Why?
These are just some of the choices and dilemmas facing leaders at all levels right now. The comfort of doing what we’ve always done is no longer valid – it’s simply not enough given the extreme paradigm shift we are experiencing. What may be the right thing to do today, may not be (and probably won’t be) the next right thing to do tomorrow. The radically different ways that leaders are reacting to the complex conditions in which they are being asked to operate right now demonstrate the complexity of this challenge.
Crisis is, and always will be, a human event. It is tempting to tuck crisis management under the rubric of risk management. But what sets it apart is the intense effect it has on us as human beings — positive or negative. Only human beings can lead and manage our way out of a crisis effectively, and human beings (your people, your customers, your business partners, and more) are those most affected by it. The crisis we are facing today is arguably a humanitarian one, not a financial one.
In this webinar, we will explore what are the human behaviours and attributes of leaders we seek in times of disorder and crisis. If leadership is inspiring others to believe and enabling that belief to become reality, we will shine a light on how leaders can ensure that their message is authentic and, just as importantly, that the audience is listening. The discussion will focus on how leaders can be and do in a way that builds trust, resilience and psychological safety in the workplace.
By the end of the session, you will:
- recognise the challenges of the choices they face and the impact of the decisions they make as leaders in a time of crisis and disorder
- have explored what are the desired behaviours and attributes of effective leaders in a time of crisis, how they do it and how they make others feel
- recognise the need for leaders to meet people where they are in reality and the importance of sense-making at a time of ambiguity
- be equipped with practical tips of how to make their leadership approach authentic and inspiring, empowering themselves and others around them, and prepared for the world we find ourselves in today.