The 4C's of Leadership



I've spent a great deal of time over the last few months supporting Leaders to develop their ability to demonstrate the qualities of leading in a....



CALM


CONSIDERED


CONSISTENT &


COLLABORATIVE



way in a virtual environment. Some businesses have started to return to their offices, plan a gradual return to offices later this year or early into the next whilst others have decided to work at home more on-going. It’s crucial that as leaders we embrace and demonstrate these qualities to help encourage, empower, support and reassure our teams during these times of change, uncertainty and opportunity.



Here are some pointers to help:



CALM


Focus on an exercise your circle of control - encourage and help others to do the same


Look after yourself first and foremost


Recognise and manage your emotions - ensure you talk with others you trust so you can share what's on your mind



CONSIDERED


Plan strategically for the best case and worst case scenarios


Show optimism balanced with realism


Show patience


Exercise empathy


LISTEN



CONSISTENT


Lead by example – get stuck in


Treat your team fairly – take time to understand each team members current situation – no two will be the same


Communicate clearly and regularly


Explain the WHY of decisions



COLLABORATIVE


Engage your team – ask for their ideas/views and opinions on-going


Keep in touch with your team regularly


Keep in touch with your network - how can you help fellow leaders?


Give and share with others where you can