ASIS International’s Security Management publication recently posted an article on good leadership during a crisis.
While a leader may be a good communicator and a calming presence during challenging times, these traits don’t necessarily lead to effective management during a crisis. Crisis leadership requires planning, including developing a team that understands that their role in a crisis may be different than their daily role. Crisis leaders must be comfortable dealing with threats, communicating with concise updates but not oversharing, and delegating.
Learn how to prepare crisis leaders ahead of time, so that they will be best able to respond in the event of an emergency or incident: Measuring the Hallmarks of Crisis Leadership.