Do We Need A Different Type Of Leader During A Crisis Like The Coronavirus Pandemic
Although there are many examples, most notably Winston Churchill, highlighting the importance of specific situational circumstances in determining the particular attributes leaders need to be effective, the essence of good leadership is universal. This is why it is not easy to conceive of a situation in which people would be better off having leaders with less technical expertise, less intelligence, less people skills, and less integrity.
When Times Are Good We May Be More Forgiving Of Leaders
That said, it is obviously true that in certain circumstances, such as when times are good, we may be more forgiving of leaders who lack some of those central ingredients of leadership talent. After all, even if leaders are not terribly competent, smart, streetwise, and honest, they would need to be extraordinarily destructive – and,