How Leadership Works in a Crisis – interview with InterSearch Germany
What are the most important leadership skills in a crisis?
According to Karsten Wolff, Senior Client Partner at InterSearch Executive in Hamburg, the most important leadership skills are acting strategically, agilely and with foresight; being able to make important decisions despite not having all of the information and being able to convince and motivates others. Excellent leaders, he says, only need to adapt marginally in a crisis: “Because they ideally already possess all the skills necessary for crisis management.” Executive search consultant Wolff lists resilience, calmness and stress resistance as other crucial characteristics of excellent leaders. Managers can offer their employees important guidance in uncertain times and thus also lead efficiently in crises by modelling behavior.