Leading through uncertainty
The pandemic has thrown a spotlight on leadership; from national to local government, it is a topic of daily debate. The ability to make the best possible decisions, instil confidence and connect with the public is under intense scrutiny. Linked to ‘Building recovery: Closing the Gap’ and Future of London’s leadership courses, this programme will spotlight the people who have unremittingly supported their teams through this past year, showcasing the critical skills needed to lead well through these difficult times and into a future where the way we work has radically changed.
Leading through uncertainty will not only highlight the ways in which we can support our leaders to be more effective, but also help us to understand what are the most important leadership qualities in terms of:
- Great uncertainty about the future in the short, medium and long term
- Ever reducing budgets
- Changing roles of the public and private sectors
- Seismic shift in the way we work
- Personal difficulty for both leaders and their staff.
This programme will focus on the positive. It will bring out personal stories and celebrate those leaders who are providing a shining example for our sector as we navigate these uncertain times.
Programme and events
We are currently developing the full programme for this project. Watch this space for updates and on FoL’s events page.
Do you have a story or experience of how you led or managed during a time of crisis? We’d like to hear from you! If you have experience to share or are interested in partnering with FoL on this project, please contact Hannah Gibbs.
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