Okay, no one wants to have to deal with a crisis. However, a bad situation can offer some good lessons and enable you to shine as a leader:
- Don’t run away. Stand up, step up, and take ownership of the situation. Take a leadership role, suggest a solution, and be ready to move forward with it.
- Seek help. Make crisis management a team activity. Get the advice and support you need, and seek the help of individuals with relevant expertise. Build your network of trust.
- Take action. Analysis is safe, but it doesn’t solve problems. Dive into action, even if it’s risky and hard. Jolt people out of inactivity and motivate those who are paralyzed by fear.
- Share the credit. Don’t claim the spotlight for yourself; share it with others and recognize their contributions.