It is hardly surprising that the phone has been ringing and ringing with individuals who feel that they are being shafted through restructuring that is not being dealt with lawfully, and others who are feeling thoroughly thwarted by having their children home for another period. This is exacerbating what is already a very difficult working situation.
All of this was completely predictable as we watched the numbers of Covid cases (and deaths) rise, but what strikes us most of all is how important are the three golden rules of leadership, which we see to varying degrees both within our Government and within our client organisations. There are three that always come to mind:
It is easy to criticise after the event, and we don’t know how we would perform in roles that we haven’t actually held, but many of our clients are in leadership roles, even if they do not consider themselves leaders, and some of them are making an excellent job of the three precepts above. It is a pity that it isn’t universal and if there is anything to be learnt from leading in a pandemic then these are certainly some of the most important and golden precepts…..