The Three Essential Things to do When Leading Through Crisis

Confront, Assert, Connect

Leon Purton
The Startup
Published in
9 min readMar 29, 2020

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There will always be times of crisis for leaders. And there will be leaders that survive the crisis and come out stronger for it, and there will be those that do not. That fail.

In these times, the ones that survive, thrive even, are those that can do these three essential things; confront, assert, and connect.

You must be on the front foot with this, do not wait until you think you have a plan for crisis management to start doing these three things, you must start immediately.

Even better, a great leader makes these three things part of their daily rituals, crisis or not. And you can always start now.

Confront

Start from where you are

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“You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end — which you can never afford to lose — with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be .” — James…

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Leon Purton
The Startup

Inspired by life. Leadership, Growth, Personal Development. Engineer and Sports Enthusiast. Top Writer in Leadership leonpurton.com