Enjoyed this timely and practical organizational leadership guide from McKinsey.
Key elements include priorities, roles, time, and energy.
Deliberate calm: How to steer into the storm.
Bounded optimism: How to mix confidence and hope with realism
As human beings, we can practice integrative awareness before, in, and after the moment.
- Adapt your personal operating model.
- Set your intention.
- Regulate your reactions.
- Practice reflection.
- Reframe your perspective.
- Manage your energy.
Leadership in a crisis like this is an enormous responsibility, yet it can also be seen as a great privilege. Integrative awareness keeps leaders centered in the storm, giving them the focus they need to take care of themselves and the people and organizations they lead.
Lead with purpose!
2 thoughts on “Manage During a Crisis: Deliberate Calm + Bounded Optimism”
So, should our optimism be bounded (definition) or unbounded (title)?
Bounded; good catch! As an optimist I have a strong tendency to believe the future will be positive. Likely that led to my title mistake (fixed).
This positive outlook is balanced with continual analysis, vigilantly watching the horizon for potential difficulties, risks, and dependencies. Mindful and aware, yet confident of a positive outcome.
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