This is an unprecedented time for leaders around the world.
Both leaders on the international stage and for leaders in the cornerstone sections of society; the ward sisters, supermarket team leaders, delivery managers.
I was honoured to be able to contribute to Stand up Straight, a book on everyday leadership inspired by the lessons of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS). It strikes me, that leaders need the lessons from this book, now more than ever. Leadership in times of stress is difficult. But combine this with the remoteness that every responsible Britain is now imposing on themselves and many are faced with a revolutionary task. The remoteness of working is one that the Army has long embraced and solved with one thing: Trust.
How do you simultaneously keep your team inspired, engaged and safe during this time?
Three basic tips:
1) Leadership is about influence. At times like this, your team may be remote and dislocated, you...