Leading in a Crisis: Using Adaptive Leadership to Shape the COVID-19 Crisis Response [open html - 0B]
From the Document: "The COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] crisis has created extraordinary levels of disruption to our sense of security, domestic and community life, economy, public institutions, and the international system. People, firms and governments have all been caught unawares, and are still scrambling to make sense of what is happening, what is to come and how to respond. Leaders must now begin to complement the ongoing exercising of authority in managing the health emergency with an approach that mobilises our collective will, wisdom and wits to deal with the massive economic and social impacts generated by the health emergency response measures that have been taken. In its April 2020 outlook, the IMF [International Monetary Fund] rightly noted that this is an epic crisis unlike anything we have experienced in our lifetimes. The economic darkness it casts upon the world will dwarf that of the Great Financial Crisis of 2008-10. The crisis will unfold in three key stages with most countries still grappling with the aftermath of the first stage, and preparing for the challenges of the second."