The coronavirus has been successful at sneaking up from behind and taking a bite out of life's normal expectations
The coronavirus has been successful at sneaking up from behind and taking a bite out of life’s normal expectations. But while not many people expected a pandemic, even fewer expected leadership to expose how nations, governments and businesses of all shapes and sizes respond to crisis. Leadership differences between presidents and prime ministers, fast-food chains and stand-alone restaurants, and bricks and mortar versus on-line retailers have been breathtaking. In the absence of leadership, we rely on the crisis itself to dictate objectives, timelines and resources. In the presence of real leadership, however, we expect leaders to do what others who are afraid won’t do; the necessary things to achieve either by standing up to speak or sitting down to listen.