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What You Need to Know About Leadership by Liz Fisher, Jeff Grout

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CHAPTER 8

LEADING IN TURBULENT TIMES

WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT

  • How to lead through a crisis
  • Ways of making decisions under pressure
  • The importance of learning from experience
  • Why you need to take risks
  • Why you have to look after yourself

When times are tough, whether that's in business, in politics, in war or in life, people look for leaders to guide them through the storm. It's also true to say that a crisis will quickly sort out good leaders from bad-and sometimes result in the end of a good leader simply because people need to see evidence of change. This has been seen time and time again during the financial crisis and recession of 2008 and 2009-numerous businesses and companies brought in new leaders, sometimes to address specific problems and ...

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