Covid-19. A virus is challenging our leadership thinking and practice.
Vision matters. In a crisis, it takes foresight to factor in the day after and prepare for that too. Creating and communicating an image of a future we wish to achieve together is vital. The big decisions must consider the costs as well as the benefits of a course of action. Good leaders passionately inspire people to responsibly take on the hardships that will make the vision come true.
Innovation matters. Technology is know-how, innovation is about inventing new know-how or making current know-how deliver new value. Good leaders in times of coronavirus are already putting available technology to new and better uses and, they are re-designing technologies to address the challenges of the day.
Creativity matters. Creativity, as most CEOs said in a 2010 study by IBM, is the most important leadership skill. Not only is it important to create a vision and to activate innovation. It is everyone’s best friend in times of accelerating change. And in crisis too. Good leaders will not just rely on their own creativity but they will enable the creativity of others to flourish and be realized with new innovations, new mindsets and new cultures.
A good leader takes people to places those people have never been to before. A great leader takes people to places neither they nor she has ever been to before. She is navigating the unknown and inspiring others to follow.
What is your vision through and beyond Covid-19?
What new technology are you using, how many creative ideas do you have for leading your future?
Keynote speaker, author, trainer and consultant in Leadership, Creativity & Innovation.