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The crisis of the Covid-19 pandemic has magnified the importance of leaders who have acted wisely with all their convictions. It wasn't an easy time that crept into our lives, but as they say, survival of the fittest brought us to the brim from where we can begin again. The real challenge at present is the face of leadership post-crisis. We are slowly coming back to normalcy, and as strange as it sounds, the power has shifted its base from the calamity to the people at the top. So, how does it look now, and what should leaders strive for in these times. Here's a look:
The crisis has given us many opportunities that leaders can focus on and utilize to manage teams. For example, Remote working has provided an opportunity for leaders to explore the many ways to work and connect with teams virtually. You can delve deeper and ensure supportive policies to build a team that's true to your values and bring the best in them while encouraging them to strike a work-life balance.
The Covid-19 crisis had made us reflect on our actions, and we survived it. Leaders must look at the opportunities that emanate from here and materialize on them. The most important step right now is to be flexible and develop different scenarios and respective solutions.
Organizations now feel the need to bring theory into practice by training leaders effectively for a real-time crisis. To enhance the basic leadership qualities in individuals, organizations must bring them to the forefront. They must cultivate a culture where leaders can openly discuss the problems built on such scenes and analyze every process step by step.
Changes are inevitable, whether they are good or bad. But accepting vulnerability in times of evolution is one of the most vital leadership traits. Leadership after crisis looks no different than the usual activities, except for the practicality of it. Leaders must strive to build connections from up to the bottom of the organization's structure. The culture where everyone feels comfortable and shares the burden often drives an organization to success as people prioritize better. Hence leadership after the crisis will guarantee a better future where flexibility and acceptance will be more significant than power.
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