The Lazy CEO Podcast

Expert Crisis Leadership Strategies

by Apr 15, 2024The Lazy CEO Podcast

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In this episode About Expert Crisis Leadership Strategies

  • Eric McNulty’s Insights on Crisis Leadership: Eric McNulty, featured in “The Lazy CEO Podcast,” discusses his experiences and insights into crisis leadership. He highlights the importance of maintaining composure, gaining quick perspective, and managing teams effectively in high-stress situations, comparing the required skills to performing in the Olympics.
  • Role of Organizational Values in Leadership: McNulty emphasizes that values should be a core aspect of daily operations within an organization, not just during emergencies. He argues that consistent, value-driven behavior is crucial for building trust and ensuring effective decision-making, particularly in crisis scenarios.
  • Enhancing Leadership Through Crisis Skills: The discussion explores how skills honed in crisis management can improve overall leadership qualities. McNulty and host Jim Schleckser discuss the transformative potential of applying crisis leadership principles to everyday challenges, underscoring the importance of storytelling in reinforcing cultural norms and values within organizations.

Here is a Glimpse of Expert Crisis Leadership Strategies

In this episode of The Lazy CEO Podcast, host Jim Schleckser introduces Eric McNulty, an expert on leadership in crisis situations. McNulty, who is the Associate Director of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative at Harvard University, discusses the importance of understanding energy systems in the workplace and how decisions impact both employees and the broader environment. He emphasizes the power of empowering every level of an organization to create meaningful work experiences.

McNulty shares his personal connection to crisis leadership, which began unexpectedly due to a near-miss experience during the 9/11 attacks and continued with a career shift during the economic downturn of 2008. His work focuses on preparing leaders for high-stakes environments where quick, effective decision-making is crucial. He contrasts average operational leadership with crisis leadership, describing the latter as requiring a higher level of performance, akin to competing in the Olympics. According to McNulty, successful crisis leaders maintain calm, gain perspective quickly, and guide their teams effectively through emergencies.

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Eric McNulty

Eric McNulty delivers innovative, transformational educational experiences to develop purpose-driven leaders on campus and in executive programs and workshops worldwide.

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