How to be a better leader during the COVID-19 lockdown

The coronavirus is causing uncertainty for people around the world. During a crisis, employees need effective leadership more than ever. Here are a few tips to help you become a better leader during the COVID-19 lockdown:

  1. Stay Calm

Instead of getting caught up in the spiral of worst-case scenario thinking, intentionally choose to focus on what you can control, what’s going right, and how your team can work together to support each other and move forward day by day.

  1. Communicate with your team

Consider how quickly gossip spreads in the workplace, especially in the absence of any official communication. During a crisis, communicate promptly and factually, acknowledge what you do and do not know, and share the plan and its current state of execution.

  1. Be honest, empathetic, clear and simple

Have a clear, honest, empathetic and simple approach to communication as the COVID-19 situation evolves.

  1. Have a plan

Create weekly plans to maintain continuity with your team whether they are in the office or working remotely.