Thursday, January 15, 2009

Three Steps for Inspiring during Challenging Times

While we don't specifically have a course called "How to be a better Leader" in the MBA program, there are frequent classroom and hallway discussions about how to be a better leader, or examples of great (or poor) leadership.  

A number of us have been sharing tips about how we're managing and motivating our teams through these challenging times.  I recently saw this article about Obama's Inaguation Speech and it does a very nice job of laying out a simple blueprint for highlighting the challenges and plotting the course when difficulty is ahead. I think it's a very useful model, and something I plan to use sometime soon.