5 traits to cultivate during COVID-19 to emerge as a leader - The Sauce
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Kazi ni kazi

5 traits to cultivate during COVID-19 to emerge as a leader

Being a leader is more than just taking charge of your team. It requires one to use critical and creative thinking to achieve a desired goal despite the circumstance.

Joseph Logan gave a TED talk about ‘The upside of crisis’. He stated, “Crisis creates change. Change creates choice.” With that in mind, the choices we make during a crisis are very crucial. So, what can you learn from the pandemic to better equip you as a leader?

1. Self-awareness

First you need to be self-aware by understanding your strengths, weaknesses and reactions towards people/situations. Take the time to step back, reflect on the reality of who you really are and how it affects those you work with. Doing that improves your character as a person. You become more focused and efficient in decision making.        

2. Effective communication

This means that you need to be more cautious on what and how you communicate. You need to be more honest and transparent on the issue at hand. Let the internal and external audiences understand what is happening and how it will affect them. It is advised that you shouldn’t over communicate. Be honest and straight to the point. 

3. Empathy

The lockdown and curfews make it hard for most teams to physically come to work. The change of work environment also affects their mental health and stability in their performance.  It is important to see it from their perspective and how the crisis affects them. By putting that into consideration, you build on the loyalty and engagement of your team.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

4. Adaptability

How do you handle your team and business during a crisis?  Leaders need to shift and adjust to the new conditions. You don’t always know everything so be open minded to new strategies. It deepens one’s responsiveness and perspective.   

5. Creativity

The current situation is stressful and requires a tactical response. However, it has also enabled people to be innovative with the use of technology. Don’t just use the basics but be different. Acquiring this trait develops a strong mindset and continuous learning.

This article was first published on Fuzu.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement

Some More Sauce...

Lifestyle

Kenyans on Twitter woke up to an explicit video that has since gone viral. In the video, a woman who is known on social...

Da Squeeze

Kenyan beauty Tanasha Donna Oketch recently opened up about her life. The 24 year old former radio presenter, musician and mother of one is...

Featured

Ugandan TV journalist Simon Kaggwa Njala’s face has got to be one of the memed faces of 2019.   But how did this Ugandan...

Da Squeeze

Kenya has a robust matatu culture and some people around the world love it. Award winning American singer and dancer Chris Brown yesterday (23.03.20)...

Featured

The Free Mason society is known to be secretive and very private, but not anymore it may seem. The Freemason society based in Nairobi...

Da Squeeze

Kenyans on Twitter are not to be messed with, they bring guns to a knife fight. The hard-hitting K.O.T recently got into a Twitter...

Da Squeeze

Bongo star Harmonize launched his latest album over the weekend and his former boss Diamond Platnumz is on the frontline cheering him on. Wasafi...

Da Squeeze

Is there a woman making your heart skip a beat? She might be a secret woman of your life.  Most women love, but they...