[Article] How To Lead Your Family In A Time of Crisis
The news of the coronavirus has reached a fever pitch in the past few days. Just today, I received a dozen or so emails from organizations I subscribe to notifying me of the measures they're taking to ensure the safety of their employees and customers.
Plus, get on Google, and you'll get an update a minute on the state of the global economy impacted by this virus.
If you're someone who wasn't paying attention the last few weeks (like myself), this can feel like a Level 10 on the crisis meter. Rightfully so, this can be scary stuff!
On a call today, my coaching client said, "I lead a workforce of 300 employees with a budget of over 100 million dollars, and I can't get a grasp on how to lead my family during this time of crisis!"
You see, leading organizations may feel different than leading our families.
When your families are in danger or in harm's way, the emotional barometer shoots through the roof. While in the workplace, leaders spend a great deal of time conditioning their minds and emotions to respond to changes in their industries.
No doubt, you have an emotional investment in your family, plus a duty to protect your children from danger.
Let me assure you, leading your workforce is no different than leading your families. They both need a strong leader who has their best interest in mind.
As a mother of two stepsons and a leader and CEO of my leadership firm, I want to share with you steps you can take during this time of crisis.
Don't be surprised if these steps are the same you use to lead your organizations through crisis.
It’s your turn, leader! Share with me how you lead your families during a time of crisis. Leave your comment below. I want to hear from you!