Leading through COVID-19: Lessons from Australian leaders on the impact of coronavirus

By July 6, 2020 Uncategorised

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic has been of a scale unlike any crisis seen by leaders of this generation. Almost immediately from the time the pandemic struck, followed quickly by government restrictions being put in place affecting the delivery of both essential and non-essential services, leaders all over Australia have been placed in very challenging circumstances. These circumstances have required leaders to not only deal with the need for sudden crisis management, but also the ongoing impacts of COVID-19.

From late April to early June 2020, CLA interviewed and surveyed 30 leaders across Australia, ranging from  CEOs, C-Suite leaders, executives, functional managers and business owners. As scientist-practitioners the goal of this research was to ‘take the pulse’ of leaders as they were experiencing this learning. To ask questions, gather insights and share the knowledge gained through this process so that leaders more broadly could gain from the collective experience of those interviewed. Whilst the pandemic and our learning continues, this report provides a summary of the insights shared by those interviewed as a snapshot of what it has meant to them to lead through COVID-19.

To read the full Research Paper, please click here Leading through COVID-19_ Lessons from Australian leaders on the impact of coronavirus












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