Leading Through Crisis: Part 5 – Being Authentic & Genuine

The following is based on a series of talks given by Jordan Conley, President of Obsidian HR, to address the widespread health and work crisis caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

In today’s world, the only thing that is certain is that things continue to change rapidly. People are scared for their families, for their jobs and for the fear of the unknown, constantly wondering if things are going to continue to get worse. You as a leader are not immune to these fears and probably are worried about the same things.

However, being an authentic and genuine leader will help everyone navigate through these uncertain times. While you don’t know what the future holds, you can still approach each situation from a standpoint of empathy, understanding and honesty.

Below are four tips you can take to make sure you’re having authentic and genuine conversations and leading your people through this crisis.

Additionally, I’d like to encourage each of you to take the time to educate yourself on the new law that passed the Senate on March 25th and is expected to pass the House shortly. This will impact every small business in our country, including self-employed individuals.

At Obsidian HR, we’re here to help small business navigate the Human Resources challenges of these times. Please reach out if there is anything we can do to help – inquiry@obsidianhr.com or (720) 456-3590.

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