How to lead your team past the peak of a crisis

How to lead your team past the peak of a crisis

Rosabeth Moss Kanter

We are all stuck in the messy middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, and there is no telling how much longer we will be here. But rather than wait it out, proactive leaders can look to past disasters and classic turnaround stories for wisdom on climbing back to success. In this article, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Arbuckle Professor at Harvard Business School, reviews three clusters of actions that can help leaders renew the accountability, collaboration, and initiative they will need for life after the crisis. The actions – which including setting the right tone from the top, mobilizing people and partners around common goals, and painting a picture of the longer-term future – are underscored by real-life stories of companies leaders who successful left the middle and came out on top.  

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