For many business leaders the current crisis is a time of great stress and anxiety. It is important to recognise the negative impact this can have upon your decision making. As well as this, people look to leaders to be calm and deliberate in their decisions and actions. Leaders who react to stressful events in highly emotional ways can add to people’s stress and anxiety. Leaders can start by slowing down, taking stock of their stress and understanding what is causing an emotional reaction. Even when facing the demands of a high-profile crisis, leaders must take breaks to reset and refocus.
Being able to talk things through or getting a different view of a challenge is vital.