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Psychology Behind Effective Crisis Leadership

In this HBR article, Gianpiero Petriglieri explores the psychology behind effective crisis leadership. 

Link to Article: Psychology behind Effective Crisis Leadership

It is often said that a strong vision makes a good leader. But in a crisis, people don’t need the vision to inspire them–they’re already raring to act. Instead, they need what psychologists call “holding”–leaders who acknowledge their emotions and give them a sense of context and reality. Holding allows people to channel their desire to act into something purposeful, and it allows them to more fully be themselves