In times of crises leaders have to deal with increasing expectations and pressure, while maintaining a balance of focus between survival and opportunities. Leadership styles are tested and pre-existing conditions in relationships are amplified. In this interview, which is a follow-on from the interview on Mobilising Yourself as a Leader, Mr Nomvalo gives sterling advice on how leaders can be effective in the midst of chaos.
We are often quite unaware of how our belief systems are influenced by various external factors, and how those beliefs may impact on our decisions and actions. Not interrogating information that we are being fed on a daily basis could quite easily lead to a skewed view of reality, which may lead to inappropriate decisions or actions. Reflecting on how we have come to our conclusions should be standard practice for leaders.