8 Leadership Skills You Need To Lead In A Crisis




“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of crisis and controversy.” Martin Luther King Jr.


Leadership is always trying, but it is never more critical than during times of crisis. Here are 8 ways you can lead your business or team through a tumultuous season.


  1. Be Present: Let your employees and team know that you are there and engaged.

  2. Be Positive: Your message should be one of inspiration, reminding everyone that this crisis won’t last forever.

  3. Be a Realist: Be positive, but tell it like it is. Don’t confuse what you wish were true with what is actually true.

  4. Trust your Team: Gather good information from your team.

  5. Take Action: Gather good information then take action.

  6. Over-communicate: Communicate priorities. Be decisive. Be clear.

  7. Monitor Outputs: Pay attention to key metrics and adjust when needed.

  8. Forge a Path Together: Working together in a crisis forms a powerful bond.