In this episode of Peak Performance Leadership, host Scott McCarthy sits down with guest Drew Lawrence as they delve into the challenges and triumphs of leading through a crisis. With three-quarters of his company in an active war zone during the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Drew shares his firsthand experience and the valuable lessons he learned.
The episode highlights the importance of understanding and acknowledging the different experiences and responsibilities of team members. Drew emphasizes the need for leaders to create spaces for open communication, allowing individuals to share their perceptions and emotions during challenging times.
As the conversation unfolds, the hosts and guest discuss the unique challenges of leading remote teams during a crisis. They explore the significance of effective communication strategies, such as clear expectations, mutual accountability, and maximum transparency. Whether in a face-to-face or remote setting, the power of communication in building a resilient team culture cannot be underestimated.
Throughout the episode, listeners gain insights into the timeless principles of leadership and the ever-changing technological landscape. Drew Lawrence’s expertise in leading through crisis has led him to start Flashover Strategies, a company dedicated to helping early and growth stage businesses with their go-to-market and revenue strategies.
Tune in to this thought-provoking episode of Peak Performance Leadership and discover how to navigate through crisis, foster effective communication, and lead with compassion in the face of adversity. Stay tuned until the end to find out how you can connect with Drew Lawrence and learn more about his insights on leadership and growth.
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Mark Faust Sr. is a growth and turnaround consultant, syndicated writer, professional speaker and advisor to owners and CEO’s. Mark is the author of Growth or Bust! Proven Turnaround Strategies to Grow Your Business. Since 1990 Mark has run Echelon Management International, a growth and turnaround consultancy. Echelon works with both leaders of successfully growing […]
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