This country is going through an identity crisis. It’s been going on for a while, this latest one since, er probably 2016. Everything is based around structures and traditions that don’t create a fair world for everyone. For us to emerge and recover from the Covid-19 pandemic and grow, we’ve got to do some serious soul-searching, have very honest conversations and accept the faults. It’s going to be hard work, and it’s going to be tough. You’re going to find it uncomfortable, so accept that.
As lockdown starts to ease in the UK, everyone’s talking about getting back to normal. But let’s be honest, normal wasn’t great. In fact, for most people, it was really, really bad. Only 42% of people were happy at work before lockdown, so let’s not rush to get back to a situation where more than half of people were miserable.
Why do businesses exist? Why does anyone bother creating these organisations? Why do people who start them concern themselves with growing those businesses? The unquestionable truth is, they want to make money. So why aren’t they doing the things that will make them more profitable?
Zombies might not be your business’ main worry, but how prepared are you for future crises, whatever shape they might take? The key to managing, and recovering from, any crisis is having the right people in the right positions to utilise the wide variety of skills that will be needed during difficult times.
What does a leader look like? As we live through the biggest global crisis many of us have ever experienced, the world needs good leadership now more than ever before. As the world has discovered, leadership in a crisis has very little to do with what you look like. It’s about actions, words, deeds, the team you assemble around you, and taking the responsibility on your shoulders to provide stability for those who look up to you and are looking to you to lead.