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Three Strategies For Leading Through Crisis And How To Best Prepare For The Next One – Forbes

Alex Holmes

Alex Holmes (on Forbes.com):

Every organization - big or small, thriving or struggling - encounters its fair share of problems. I was lucky to have dealt with difficult times in a business setting in the past; those challenging experiences gave me context and perspective to make informed decisions when faced with a new crisis.

Below, I've identified three leadership strategies that are instrumental in helping any company through hard times. After all, it's not a matter of if but when the next crisis will occur.

  1. Proactively diversify your business, and take those annoying planning sessions seriously.
  2. Think long-term, even when you must take short-term actions, and make decisions based on what you can control.
  3. Communicate honestly with all stakeholders, but always start with your employees.

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