During times of crisis or transition, steady leadership becomes more crucial than ever. The act of successful navigation becomes about more than taking the next step; instead, it requires charting the course with a blend of resilience, composure, and strategic decision-making.
In an article for ACC Docket, Heather Childress, Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel at Flex, draws from her over two decades of experience to share five invaluable lessons for leaders. Serving as a roadmap, these lessons offer guidance to leaders who are traversing the turbulent waters of crisis management. From the judicious power of pausing before reacting, to the transformative impact of cultivating positive mindsets and building robust relationships, each lesson functions as a beacon for strength during times of crisis.
Heather observes that leadership is akin to a nuanced dance, where proactive thinking, self-care, and adaptability converge. Mastering the art of leadership in a crisis is a crucible from which leaders can emerge with a team fortified by composure and resilience.
True leadership goes beyond weathering the storm — it’s about becoming stronger, wiser, and more resilient.