No leader has handled the Covid-19 crisis perfectly. That includes our PM.
As a business coach, I've seen some poor leadership skills from BJ.
Here are a few examples:
💥Missing 5 Cobra meetings
Strong leaders know when to delegate & when to get involved. Skip that meeting about stationery, but show up for the important ones.
💥Scientists tell the public not to shake hands. Boris then says he’s shaking hands with everybody - including CV patients.
Mixed messages like this show you’re not listening or communicating effectively. If you have experts around you - listen to their advice, & be open to changing your mind. Then agree on the message you're putting out there.
💥Not firing Dominic Cummings.
When someone breaks your rules, you undermine your team’s faith in your leadership if you don't act. Don’t tell your team you’re acting in their best interests - show them.
💥Being indecisive about closures and masks.
Be proactive & decisive - even if it risks making you unpopular. If you leave a void of indecision, other people’s opinions fill that gap and undermine your authority.
So have I been fair on Boris?
Do you need to develop your leadership skills?
Business & management coach, mentor, trainer, author, speaker, social entrepreneur, (and chief pot and bottle washer!)