What type of leader are you when faced with a crisis? Are you an optimist, or pessimist, or do you personalize the crisis? How you show up in a time of crisis is a strong predictor of the quality of the leadership that you have.
In this episode of the Inspirational Leadership podcast, I speak with Dr. Daniel Monehin, a leadership keynote speaker and adjunct professor. He uniquely combines real-world global leadership experience and rigorous empirical research. Dr. Daniel has had a 30-year career where he has held various leadership roles in diverse businesses, from start-ups to global businesses across wide-ranging industries.
Listen in to learn why you can never sidestep crisis response as a leader, plus how to develop the skill of pragmatic optimism. You will also learn the importance of taking a pause and asking questions to understand a crisis in your organization instead of being dismissive.
- The power of being compelling in your message as a leader to influence people.
- How to take a pause and make your emotional side conscious to be able to lead with it.
- Learn to ask questions and be informed before you dismiss a crisis as a leader.
- How to harness goodwill from your people during a crisis by learning to externalize your feelings about it in a believable way.
What You Will Learn in This Episode:
- [3:32] How Daniel researched the different areas of leadership to write his book The Pragmatic Optimist.
- [7:00] How he developed his compelling ability, credibility, and academic expertise to be a great leader.
- [19:02] The three things you need to understand to heighten self-awareness and recognize crises.
- [23:01] How to lead with conscious emotional thinking instead of rational thinking.
- [26:38] The skills to develop as a leader to reinforce your ability to respond to a crisis.
- [34:58] Why you should take a pause, ask questions, and understand a crisis instead of dismissing it.
- [39:05] Why you need to create the willingness to fight in your people during a crisis.
- [43:48] How to create pragmatic optimism during a crisis by pulling the optimists and pessimists together.
- “In leadership development, if people don’t believe you, they’re not going to take your message.”– Dr. Daniel
- “You cannot delegate crisis response as a leader, actually, crisis is nothing other than a test of leadership.”– Dr. Daniel [28:14]
- Learn more about Daniel’s work at Resolut Consulting
- Connect with Daniel on LinkedIn
- Book: The Pragmatic Optimist by Daniel Monehin
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