In episode 149 of “The JoyPowered® Workspace Podcast,” JoDee and Susan discuss leading in turbulent times with consultant and author Beth Rashleigh.
There has been a lot of crisis and turbulence over the past few years, and that has an effect on the performance of leaders. Beth Rashleigh joins the show to share her expertise on crisis proof leadership. Unfortunately, there’s no silver bullet for being a crisis proof leader, but leaders who were already doing the basics tend to perform better in crisis.
The biggest part of leadership that shifts in a crisis is the speed and amount of decisions you’re making. Beth defines a crisis as a threat to the organization, a surprise, and short decision time. The key to crisis proof leadership is the intersection of how fast you can make an effective decision and how deeply connected you can stay to the people you’re leading.
Self-awareness is also crucial. You should know why you’re a leader, what’s most important to you, your strengths and weaknesses, and how you account for the weaknesses. Remember that there are always things you don’t know – anytime someone says they’re done learning, it’s a recipe for a decline in skill.
In this episode’s listener mail, we share tips for increasing engagement on a remote team. In the news, a poll of 1,200 Americans shows that their dream perks include hangover leave, breakup leave, and houseplant bereavement leave.
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