The history of crisis is rich globally, from the great Spanish Flu Epidemic, to Chernobyl to Bhopal Gas tragedy and now the Corona Pandemic...disasters (natural & man-made) have wreaked havoc to humanity so unbeatable that never once has the war been easy.
The unending panic during such situations have worsened these incontestable circumstances.
However, it is indeed through these crises that we learn how to overcome them with a gusto of unity, mind of clarity, candour of soldiers and enormous spirit of generosity
As Winston Churchill once remarked, “The future is unknowable, but the past should give us hope” — the hope that triggers a humans’ hunger to win, to analyse & deduce grave matters and the incredible strength; if all these combined can save human beings from any dark abyss and keep one stable sane and on a path to sunlit uplands.
The complete idea of humanity is at a critical stake today as it has been during such collosal crucial times.
However as history depicts the power of humanity can overcome them and as so we will.
Hence, the right kind of leadership is a mammoth that needs to be ridden today without which nothing can function at both micro and macro levels.
As Helen Keller quoted, "Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." -- unity is the sole power that defeats any challenge and brings societies that were previously unhinged together in appreciation of each other.
This was widely noticed in India on March 22nd when the whole country stood out in it's balconies and applauded all the resources who are working on the front lines battling COVID-19.
After ages people were seen coming together as one irrespective of their class, caste, gender etc and portrayed that with the right goals set inclusion prevails!
This needs to be applied everyday in all phases but most of all during crisis since at the end of the day it's humanity that we preach and it won't survive if there's a division between societies, employees-employers,
A gentle reminder that fraternity is truly a way forward.
With the ever evolving world, leadership too is evolving it's no more defined as 'one single person leading a group' but 'a person or a group of persons equally empowering the ones who they are leading.'
It's about creating culture of mutual care, respect and trust wherein promotion of a co- existing in a commonly designed environment to add value.
It's step-by-step transitional leadership from one person to everyone who is are equal part parts of the organisation, that's the key!
This is when the importance of reaching the ultimate goal is felt by everyone.
It about becoming more open to opening up the discussions on strategies, direction and values as said by Gary Hamel.
Constructing alternatives in order to connect more with your team members, social stratas or households like modifying the concept of ‘social distancing' to 'spacial solidarity'.
Understanding the gravity of any issue and making decisions can be a burden of steel, that might decrease your present and foresight capabilities therefore resulting in poor planning and actions.
The art of meditation has proven that even a few minutes of deep breathing and connecting with the energies in and around you can help in calming your senses and charging them up.
Over time you will notice that you are more free minded with better awareness for possibilities that you would otherwise not have seen.
A concentrated session of mindfulness with yourself can help you not just prioritise but can also help you get out of any unproductive thought patterns
Wielding power under prodigiously detrimental periods is not leadership.
It's solely how you execute that power which so often is the bigger problem since when is it easy making tough choices for the greater good?
The poignant continuous to loom~ nevertheless one way to out shine those inherent limitations is by applying the teachings of those who have came before — fought their hearts out and provided hope; hope that the performances of the current happenings can light up a map for the coming events of the future.