Conquering Fog and Friction: Leading Through Times of Crisis
“No war plan survives first contact with the enemy” is a truism. In the military, leaders must acknowledge and address the fog (things we can’t see, know, or predict) and friction (the forces which impede progress) of war. In such times, effective leadership is more crucial than ever. Using the challenges and uncertainties of combat as a metaphor for organizational challenges, Nicole stresses perspective, priorities and positive leadership as she provides tools for leaders to use in times of crisis—or anytime—to keep their organizations successfully moving forward.
Nicole Malachowski offers leaders a framework to lead through fog and friction in times of crisis.
-How to proceed regardless of the unknowns your organization facing
-How to maneuver around or through impediments to your organization’s progress
-Understand the leadership challenges that are unique to times of crisis
-Keep focused on your purpose; perspective is critical to manage risk and adapt
-Positivity and calmness are essential. Instill confidence; don’t add to the chaos