Article: How to demonstrate calm and optimism in a crisis

Article: How to demonstrate calm and optimism in a crisis

Article  – How to demonstrate calm and optimism in a crisis

By: Jacqueline Brassey and Michiel Kruyt   from McKinsey and Company, published 30th April  2020

‘Six practices can help leaders build their self-awareness and guide their organizations through the challenges ahead… To stay calm and optimistic while under such pressure, leaders should practice what we call integrative awareness: being aware of the changing reality in the outside world and how they are responding emotionally and physically.’

This article was published in April 2020 at the height of the first phase of the pandemic, however the insights shared for leaders – self awareness relating to our own responses and how we then offer leadership, clarity and grounded hope – are relevant whatever the wider context may be.

Topics: Leadership, Teams Self awareness, Strategic Insight, Self Care

Time: 5 mins

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