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4 Traits of Successful Leadership During A Crisis

Effective leadership is under a microscope, now more than ever. Pandemic-induced health and economic crises, as well as long-gestating social justice issues, have magnified the positive and negative characteristics of what we view through that lens.

Some key traits held by successful leaders during a crisis:

1. Support others first: You’re here to help people. They’re not here to help you.

2. Be authentic: Effective leaders inform, reiterate and reinforce.

3. Accept responsibility: Our society loves to forgive and accepts imperfection. What we don’t tolerate is a lack of responsibility.

4. Display poise: Inspire confidence — in times both good and bad.

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– Jeremy Church, The Pittsburgh 100

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