Team-building: don’t waste a crisis
A crisis can be a golden opportunity to motivate individuals and bring a team together.
Winston Churchill is said to have observed that one should “never let a good crisis go to waste”. Certainly, in times of stress and trouble, a true leader shows their mettle and can forge a strong team out of the most disparate collection of individuals.
It’s a theme explored by Dr Patrick Dixon, business consultant and influential business thinker, in his book ‘Building a Better Business’.
He outlines 10 simple ways in which a business leader can use a crisis to galvanise and motivate their team, and maintain focus on the important tasks they must perform to solve that crisis.
Dr Dixon’s advice is provided here by kind permission of his publisher Profile Books.
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