Always start and end with why; ‘Why are we doing this?’
Quint Studer joins us on the podcast today to share his insight and talk about a recent article he wrote, What Churchill Can Teach Us About Defeating Coronavirus. Quint explains why leaders like Churchill are able to inspire and motivate their teams to keep going, even when the challenge they face seems impossible. From history to communication, Quint provides valuable leadership advice for those leading teams during uncertain times.
This episode addresses questions, such as:
- How can we learn from Winston Churchill to face our current circumstances?
- What are the positive characteristics of role model leaders in a crisis?
- What are Quint Studer’s leadership tips for our listeners?
Recently, we've seen two leaders getting a lot of positive attention for how they have communicated through this crisis. (I'm sure there are many great examples of this right now.) Marriott International CEO Arne Sorenson is a good example.
At times we can all find ourselves trapped in a negative mindset or experiencing negative thoughts. We may even enjoy the attention and validation we get from others trying to help us. Have you ever considered the long-term consequences from this way of thinking?
What is accountability? Our coaching team spends a lot of time with leaders and teams on the concepts of We/They and Ownership. The concepts are often taught together, even though it's impossible for them to actually exist together. If individuals practice We/They, they are not owning the work, the goals, or the outcomes.
Depending on who you ask, how to provide good communication varies. Most would agree that good communication involves a clear, concise message conveyed with voice or text. Choosing the right communication method allows for collaboration and relationship building to occur on your team.