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Leaders lead, even when they are out of their comfort zone

Dear Reader,

Recently I was privileged to sit down and talk leadership with my good friend and mentor Laura Thomson. One of the topics we discussed was “leading when things are going bad”.

Our conversation spans everything from “your company has been hit with a public relations disaster” to “Your company has been hit with a natural disaster”.

One of the underlying themes in the conversation though is “you don’t get a pass, just because something bad happened”. It is precisely at that time – when things are bad –  that leaders are needed the most.

There are no safe spaces for leaders. Leaders don’t get a comfort zone. If you are a leader you lead when things are good and you lead when things are bad.

Until next time,
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