The Key Skill Every Leader Needs To Inspire From Afar During “Uncertain Times” – Forbes

Written by Shane Snow

Last month, the consulting firm Odgers Berndtson asked 2,000 senior executives at $50mm+ companies around the world how confident they were about their leaders’ abilities to handle disruption.

Only 15 percent of them said they were confident that their leaders could manage unexpected events like pandemics, shifting technology, or climate change.

That’s not good. Because we’re having a lot of all three of those things these days.

What exactly led these executives to believe that their leaders weren’t going to be able to cut it? The two biggest reasons they cited were the following:

  1. Resistance to change
  2. Lack of vision

We’re going to need leaders who can manage the disruptions coming in our future. But many of us are having a hard time managing the giant disruption now that is COVID-19.

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