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Navigating Crisis In Leadership



From Lead The Discussion podcast: Navigating Crisis: Lessons Learned from a Bus Fire


In this blog post, we will look into a gripping real-life story of a bus fire that occurred during a summer camp in 2019. This unforeseen crisis made national news and tested my leadership skills. Through this extraordinary experience, I want to share the valuable lessons that were learned on how to navigate a crisis and prevent it from turning into a catastrophe. Here are the six keys that our team used to lead through that difficult time.


Importance of a Great Team

- The significance of assembling a strong and diverse team cannot be overemphasized.

- Have experienced leaders mentoring younger team members.

- The right team composition can help prevent a crisis from escalating.


Building Relationship Capital

- You need HIGH relationship capital in times of crisis.

- Acts of kindness and consideration will always strengthen relationships.

- Being personal and approachable is a must in building relationship capital in various aspects of life.


Making Quality Decisions

- Make quality decisions for the future during a crisis, rather than just focusing on immediate solutions.

- Stay focused and make informed choices.

- Utilize all effective decision-making strategies that you have learned during a crisis.


Prioritize People

- Prioritize the well-being of individuals during a crisis.

- Pay attention to managing your emotions and providing support to those affected.

- Effectively communicating and addressing concerns during a crisis is not just for you, its for them.


Finding Time to Rest

- Self-care and rest after a crisis are extremely crucial.

- Resting will enhance your decision-making abilities and helps prevent burnout.

- Strategically find moments of rest and rejuvenation amidst challenging circumstances.


Managing the Aftermath

- Repercussions may arise after a crisis, even when the immediate danger has passed. Be Prepared

- There will be other challenges and potential blame games.

- Stay focused, address issues not people, and keep moving forward after a crisis.


I hope these leadership lessons I learned during that trying time offer valuable insights for anyone facing a crisis. By recognizing the significance of having a great team, building relationship capital, making quality decisions, prioritizing people, and finding time to rest, I believe leaders can navigate through crises effectively and prevent them from spiraling into catastrophes. Remember, crises are inevitable, but with the right mindset and approach, they can be successfully managed and overcome.


To listen to the episode click here https://open.spotify.com/episode/4nvmASrBp6rTnkpbRVUb6z?si=5fde40249d2b4b94

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