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Are You Ready to Lead Through the Next Crisis? Keep calm and lead on.

By Tanner Simkins

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After months of dealing with the pandemic, many leaders in a myriad of industries have been forced to lead their teams through one type of crisis or another. And while there have been an unprecedented number of crises recently, the reality is that even without a pandemic, crises are bound to happen. Whether a natural event, health, financial, or technology crisis, leaders are bound to find themselves facing a crisis from time to time.

One key factor for determining how well organizations fare during a crisis is the company's leadership. The best leaders are able to get their organizations through challenging times and even come out of them stronger than ever.

While this is not an easy thing to do, the encouraging news is that there are some specific traits, skills, and habits that determine how effective a leader will be during a crisis. Working to develop these skills can help to ensure that you're prepared and equipped to lead your team through any challenges that arise.