We're having our fair share of turbulent times at the moment with Brexit and European partners pulling out of the UK as well as new leaders both elected and unelected at home and abroad. As a result of this, I'm getting lots of questions on my leadership programme about what leaders should do when there are obstacles to overcome, when markets collapse, when sales drop, when the vision suddenly seems impossible.
1. Be visible and reconnect with staff
It is absolutely essential when things go wrong not to hideaway. I remember in my early days as a facilitator that one of my co-facilitators used to disappear to the toilet if a particular review session was not going so well. This is the opposite of what we want from a leader, we need the leader there, acknowledging what has happened and working on a plan to help us move forward.