Four Valuable Tips for Executives Leading Through Disruption

1. Focus on What is Not Changing

Many specific circumstances we are facing are unprecedented, but the dynamic of rapid, disorienting change is not. Many aspects of John Kotter’s guidance on managing change are applicable here. Specifically, spend some time focusing on what is not changing. Principles which have guided you through difficult times before remain as applicable as ever: focus, prioritization, perseverance, resilience. In a leadership role, continue to communicate frequently in order to promote alignment and engagement through rapidly changing conditions. Keep in mind: It is seldom possible to overcommunicate an important message.