The Top Leadership Characteristics Needed to Cope With Sudden and Smoldering Crisis
It’s accompanied of a “health schedule” realized by the medical help and is composed by decisive appointment where the patient’s organism and the disease have to struggle. Besides, the medical help is on the lookout for the slightest symptom which shows that the patient is fighting against his/her illness. In this situation, the crisis is interpreted as a sign of hope or resistance rather than a “bankruptcy”.
Individual accountability both in contributing towards attainment of organization goals and the leader’s share in the organizational work structure must surface. Johnson (1993) provide an insight that “Individual accountability exist when the performance of each individual is assessed and the results given back to the organization and the individual in order to ascertain who needs more assistance, support, and encouragement” (p.45). Personal strengths based on assessment are both philosophical, practice and tools so designed to permit people set meaningless and crucial goals in life. The approach capacitates individuals to “draw upon both personal and environmental strengths to achieve the goals” (Zhivago, 2010, par.8). To support success, the strength assessment aid in developing strategies focusing on goal achievement and establishment of niches in which one can deploy individual strengths to demonstrate confidence shrouded by competence.
They will stand a better chance of countering functional declines if they encourage colleagues to express concern—and heed the warnings they are given. Investing time in their well-being will enable leaders to sustain their effectiveness over the weeks and months that a crisis can entail.
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