We can’t control the circumstances around us, but we can take charge of our impact, and that’s what will matter most in the long term.
Times of uncertainty are ideal times to reassess how we approach leadership and engagement. It’s natural to want to stay in our comfort zones when situations become uncomfortable. But these are the times when flexibility, adaptability and openness to new ideas are most necessary.
When the going gets tough, we also cannot afford to overlook the humanity of the people we lead, nor can we afford to keep shoving aside our own struggles. Tough times are when people need connection more than ever. They need a sense of shared purpose, safe spaces for vulnerability so that anxieties do not fester, and leaders who lead from their heart, not their hurt.
When you can do that, you create an environment that empowers people to thrive through uncertainty, and that can continually take you to new heights of engagement and success when peace returns.