Diane Egbers on Being The Leader People Will Follow During Crisis

In this episode, Travis Nipper, sits down with Diane Egbers, CEO and Founder of  Leadership Excelleration and co-author of The Ascending Leader, to talk about the the current health crisis how our listener can go about being the leader people will follow during crisis.

Diane shares what is so vital to do right now as a leader. What can leaders pragmatically do to meet those they are leading. (2:52)

What is foundational? What four basic things (according to Gallup research) do you need to consistently give to your followers. (3:46)

Diane gives us some actionable tasks so that we can implement a vital communication plan during the crisis. (5:11)

Diane shares what every leader should do first as they interact with their teams so they can build trust. (5:55)

Strategies for leaders to build trust. “Earn the devotion and the hearts of your team.” (7:02)

Diane shares a couple things we need to avoid, otherwise they compromise the compassion we have. (8:30) 

“We need to be the calm in the storm.” (9:15)

“With so many unknowns, stability is huge right now; it’s on everybody’s mind for sure.” (10:18)

Diane talks to us about stability how am you can manage your emotions, stress, anxiety, in a way that you are able to lead your team. She shares how you can center yourself so you can communicate with your team and manage toward the long term view. (10:25)

“Secure your own airmass in a plane emergency.” (13:30)

Diane talks about the importance of communicating positivity in interaction with team members. She shares her views on the importance of sharing some humor and gratitude during these times as a way to grow hope. (13:50)

Leaders need to keep it simple right now. Here’s why. (15:40)


Diane Egbers, CEO/Founder, Leadership Excelleration

Twitter: @DianeEgbers

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