Why This Pandemic is The Best Test of Your Leadership Skills

As I dialed in, I couldn’t help but think we should reschedule the call. Not only was I having a problem thinking about anything other than the coronavirus pandemic, but also talking about developing leadership skills during this time seemed insignificant. To my surprise, Susan had a completely different outlook and perspective.

“John, I know there is a lot going on right now, but I am so excited to be here. I have never proactively taken the opportunity to develop my leadership skills. Now it seems like a requirement to handle the current climate.”

While her words didn’t evaporate all of the challenges ahead, they ignited my mindset and reminded me: 

When times are uncertain is when leadership is needed most.  

Susan’s commitment to the development of her leadership skills during this time is crucial because the current environment is where her skills need to shine.  

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