Leading Through Crisis: Emotional Entanglement

Learning How To Lead Through Crisis

The crisis brought on by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has deeply affected life as we know it. People across the country are under great stress and everyone is looking to the leaders for answers. Those who find themselves in leadership positions, however, may find themselves unsure how best to move forward. If you are a leader or business owner, you may be looking for support and strategic advice on how to navigate these trying times. At Core Success, we are eager to help executives learn how to best manage this crisis situation.

Recognize Problems That Distract You From Being Able To Lead

Although the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a crisis unlike what most executives today have experienced, there are some reliable practices executives and leaders can lean on. In order to lead effectively through these times, business leaders must first recognize the problems that are preventing them from leading well. Here, we present the first problem that leaders must be aware of.

Problem #1: Emotional Entanglement

The first problem that executives and leaders must recognize is that they experience emotional entanglement. That means you become entangled with the charged emotions of the circumstances.

Your feelings get the best of you. The problem is not that you feel frustrated, irritated, or angry. And below it all, you are likely afraid of a negative outcome for you and your organization. The problem is that, although those feelings are understandable, they fog your vision and impact your decision-making capacity.

Recognizing the type of problem that typically arises for leaders in crisis situations is the first step to being able to lead through crisis successfully. How are you becoming emotionally entangled? How can you process your own experience while you disentangle to lead more effectively? Core Success is here to help leaders learn just this.

Core Success Teaches Executives To Lead Through Crisis

During a crisis situation, you have little if any control over external circumstances. You always, however, have 100% control over how you view and respond to those circumstances. That is your seat of power. With Core Success Crisis Pivot Plan Steps, executives and leaders can take control of how they respond to the crisis of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Core Success’s Leezá Carlone Steindorf is a crisis management expert, an executive coach, and motivational keynote speaker, she has an extensive background in world-class multinational corporations, trade-unions, nonprofits, and educational institutions in over 35+ cultures. With her experience, she helps leaders make a consistent forward movement, especially during the most extreme of circumstances. Contact Core Success today to learn how you can benefit from Leezá’s strategic guidance.