The CEO of a non-Japanese company in Japan reached out to me early this year with best wishes and the great news that his company had outstanding results in 2020. I was glad to hear it, but not surprised given the kind of leader he is and the business he runs. He is not an exception. Most of the CEOs in my community had excellent results in 2020, and for some it was even a record year.
Don’t get mired in the tactical. The principles of what makes for effective leadership of a business is no different now during the pandemic from what they were in the “before-times.” It is only the tactics that have to change.
As we emerge from the state of emergency and enter a period of recovery, now is the time to make your business thrive, not just survive. Below are five behaviors of my most successful clients that have helped them hit the ground running and stay at the top of their game.
When you have a team that’s not necessarily performing at the level at which you expect, tell them your expectations. Give them a chance to step up. From my experience, most of the time, they will step up.
And now is particularly a good time to do this. Watch this video and learn more.
Now that many people are working from home, it is the perfect time to encourage and support your staff in improving their capabilities. Watch this video and learn why.
Last week, I held a CEO roundtable in Tokyo for business leaders share and exchange experiences, wisdom, and advice. If you lead a business, below are nine things you ought to be doing now if you want to thrive despite the crisis rather than just survive it.