What kind of specific traits and mindsets are required to lead businesses during the crisis?
SN Resilience. In these extraordinary, once in a lifetime situations, the first quality called for is resilience. Leaders should maintain peak levels of physical, mental and emotional fitness, recognising that there will be several demands made from various stakeholders on their time, energy and resources- and all of these will require time bound energetic, focused action.
The second major trait I would look for is imagination. The old methods may not apply or work. New solutions are called for and there are few, if any, reference points. To visualise these solutions requires imagination.
Next, courage. Merely visualising a potential solution is not enough. Leaders need to next mobilise resources and courage to implement these, knowing fully well that there is risk involved. Part of the courage includes responding to...