Leading with Hope & Resilience

May 6, 2020 · by Alvarez Porter Group · Filed Under Blogposts on Leading Staff, Choices, Featured · Leave a Comment

After a full year of COVID 19 and its impacts . . .

As we continue to suffer and witness suffering and as we continue to expose and witness inequities and hate, we need leaders who are calm, clear, equitable, and compassionate.  We need you to …

… take care of your emotional and physical well-being to be able to build trust and motivate from a place of centered calm.

… assess the impacts of the crisis and then take adaptive steps and provide direction that is clear.

… be inclusive and data-driven in your decision-making to ensure strategies and approaches that are equitable.

… listen deeply, empathize, and connect with others, to be consistently compassionate.

Essential leadership behaviors in a crisis

  1. Find ways to foster resilience such as wellness, gratitude, and joy.
  2. Acknowledge uncertainty & communicate frequently.
  3. Innovate boldly to adapt to change, then test and build on results.
  4. Realign people and resources equitably to invest in emerging strategies.
  5. Put R before T – connect on a personal level [Relationship] before jumping into the work [Task].
  6. Rely on the character and strength of your people to do the best they can.
  7. Manage outcomes not hours, and take advantage of the virtual environment.
  8. Give grace and drop judgment of yourself and others – assume positive intent.
  9. Share hope for the future – find optimism in persistence, solidarity, vision, and faith.

Do these principles make sense to you?  Contact us to facilitate a dialogue with your leadership team.  Share it to embed it.


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