Lessons in Crisis Leadership

During these current times the scope of what’s being asked of leaders is wider than ever. It is crucial right now for leaders to have more self awareness and to educate themselves to rise to unprecedented challenges. In our Lessons in Leadership we offer tools that will help you navigate these uncertain conditions and focus on our common humanity to strive together.

Wishing you strength and resilience,
The IOC Team

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Video Highlights

Creative Control Over Emotions

A short clip from Lisa Feldman Barrett's Conference Interview where she discusses the surprising amount of flexibility available to us when creating meaning out of our emotions...

Critical Incident Debriefing and the Power of Reflection

A short clip, discussing critical incident debriefing and shame tools for leaders, from Whitney Johnson and Carol Kauffman's April webinar: We've Been Disrupted, Now What?

Emotional Intelligence: Beyond Midfulness

A short clip from Dan Goleman's conference interview that shows how coaches can help clients improve on mindfulness to utilize the whole Emotional Intelligence skill-set.

Understanding Stress and Emotions

A short clip from Lisa Feldman Barrett's conference keynote discussing how emotion regulation can be utilized as a important tool during difficult times that a coaches' client m...

Leadership and Compassion in Crisis

In this video short, Carol Kauffman discusses the importance of managing our own judgments to better help ourselves and others through crisis.

Amy Edmondson Interview

Conference Interview with Amy Edmondson on Teaming, as interviewed by Joan Ryan, Senior Leadership Coach and IOC Founding Fellow

Necessary Qualities for Leading in a Crisis

In this video short, Eric Kaufmann shows how to use the meditation qualities of curiosity and forgiveness to facilitate leading in a time of crisis.

Video Highlights

Creative Control Over Emotions

A short clip from Lisa Feldman Barrett's Conference Interview where she discusses the surprising amount of flexibility available to us when creating meaning out of our emotions...

Critical Incident Debriefing and the Power of Reflection

A short clip, discussing critical incident debriefing and shame tools for leaders, from Whitney Johnson and Carol Kauffman's April webinar: We've Been Disrupted, Now What?

Emotional Intelligence: Beyond Midfulness

A short clip from Dan Goleman's conference interview that shows how coaches can help clients improve on mindfulness to utilize the whole Emotional Intelligence skill-set.

Understanding Stress and Emotions

A short clip from Lisa Feldman Barrett's conference keynote discussing how emotion regulation can be utilized as a important tool during difficult times that a coaches' client m...

Leadership and Compassion in Crisis

In this video short, Carol Kauffman discusses the importance of managing our own judgments to better help ourselves and others through crisis.

Amy Edmondson Interview

Conference Interview with Amy Edmondson on Teaming, as interviewed by Joan Ryan, Senior Leadership Coach and IOC Founding Fellow

Necessary Qualities for Leading in a Crisis

In this video short, Eric Kaufmann shows how to use the meditation qualities of curiosity and forgiveness to facilitate leading in a time of crisis.

Video Highlights

Creative Control Over Emotions

A short clip from Lisa Feldman Barrett's Conference Interview where she discusses the surprising amount of flexibility available to us when creating meaning out of our emotions...

Critical Incident Debriefing and the Power of Reflection

A short clip, discussing critical incident debriefing and shame tools for leaders, from Whitney Johnson and Carol Kauffman's April webinar: We've Been Disrupted, Now What?

Emotional Intelligence: Beyond Midfulness

A short clip from Dan Goleman's conference interview that shows how coaches can help clients improve on mindfulness to utilize the whole Emotional Intelligence skill-set.

Understanding Stress and Emotions

A short clip from Lisa Feldman Barrett's conference keynote discussing how emotion regulation can be utilized as a important tool during difficult times that a coaches' client m...

Leadership and Compassion in Crisis

In this video short, Carol Kauffman discusses the importance of managing our own judgments to better help ourselves and others through crisis.

Amy Edmondson Interview

Conference Interview with Amy Edmondson on Teaming, as interviewed by Joan Ryan, Senior Leadership Coach and IOC Founding Fellow

Necessary Qualities for Leading in a Crisis

In this video short, Eric Kaufmann shows how to use the meditation qualities of curiosity and forgiveness to facilitate leading in a time of crisis.

Quick Reads

Empathy is Not Looking in a Mirror

How we express ourselves is unique to our personality, some more expressive than others. Victor Frankl wrote: human beings are different because we can separate the stimulus and...

Lead with Amazing Grace

Grace is a complex concept, both a noun and a verb; it's definition is expressed in 19 ways by Merriam-Webster. Grace sweeps upward to divine assistance and down to earth throug...

Tapping Into the Military Mindset  to Strengthen Leadership During Crisis

Many people use the metaphor of war to describe these trying times. In fact, the military’s work can serve as a valuable guide to managers thrust into leading during a pandemic....

Psychology Behind Effective Leadership

When a leader’s appeal rests on a vision alone, leadership is not whole. And the limitations of such visionary leadership become painfully obvious in times of crisis, uncertaint...

Leadership Skills in an Uncertain World

In his book, Leaders Make the Future: Ten New Leadership Skills for an Uncertain World, Johansen says that leaders increasingly will face challenges that have no solutions. Of c...

Quick Reads

Empathy is Not Looking in a Mirror

How we express ourselves is unique to our personality, some more expressive than others. Victor Frankl wrote: human beings are different because we can separate the stimulus and...

Leadership Skills in an Uncertain World

In his book, Leaders Make the Future: Ten New Leadership Skills for an Uncertain World, Johansen says that leaders increasingly will face challenges that have no solutions. Of c...

Psychology Behind Effective Leadership

When a leader’s appeal rests on a vision alone, leadership is not whole. And the limitations of such visionary leadership become painfully obvious in times of crisis, uncertaint...

Tapping Into the Military Mindset  to Strengthen Leadership During Crisis

Many people use the metaphor of war to describe these trying times. In fact, the military’s work can serve as a valuable guide to managers thrust into leading during a pandemic....

Lead with Amazing Grace

Grace is a complex concept, both a noun and a verb; it's definition is expressed in 19 ways by Merriam-Webster. Grace sweeps upward to divine assistance and down to earth throug...

Quick Reads

Empathy is Not Looking in a Mirror

How we express ourselves is unique to our personality, some more expressive than others. Victor Frankl wrote: human beings are different because we can separate the stimulus and...

Leadership Skills in an Uncertain World

In his book, Leaders Make the Future: Ten New Leadership Skills for an Uncertain World, Johansen says that leaders increasingly will face challenges that have no solutions. Of c...

Psychology Behind Effective Leadership

When a leader’s appeal rests on a vision alone, leadership is not whole. And the limitations of such visionary leadership become painfully obvious in times of crisis, uncertaint...

Tapping Into the Military Mindset  to Strengthen Leadership During Crisis

Many people use the metaphor of war to describe these trying times. In fact, the military’s work can serve as a valuable guide to managers thrust into leading during a pandemic....

Lead with Amazing Grace

Grace is a complex concept, both a noun and a verb; it's definition is expressed in 19 ways by Merriam-Webster. Grace sweeps upward to divine assistance and down to earth throug...

Videos

Coaching Leaders to Change the World

Today’s fast growth, globally diverse organizations demand "big teaming": intense collaboration across professions and industries that often have completely different mindsets a...

Strategies to Develop Emotional Intelligence

Emotions inform our thinking and decisions, the quality of our relationships, our physical and mental health, and our creativity and everyday performance. What we do with our em...

How to Lead through Crucible Moments

Leadership now is more important than ever, and you don’t need a fancy job or title to lead during the COVID-19 pandemic. Professor Bill George says leaders today must be focuse...

What is Crisis Management?

In such uncertain times, we look to our leaders, but how do you manage an organization through COVID-19—a crisis unlike any we've ever experienced? Professor Dutch Leonard and C...

The science of leading and managing resilience in uncertain times

In these uncertain times, where individuals and businesses are struggling to adapt to current conditions, leading and guiding others with resilience is more important than ever....

Videos

Coaching Leaders to Change the World

Today’s fast growth, globally diverse organizations demand "big teaming": intense collaboration across professions and industries that often have completely different mindsets a...

Strategies to Develop Emotional Intelligence

Emotions inform our thinking and decisions, the quality of our relationships, our physical and mental health, and our creativity and everyday performance. What we do with our em...

How to Lead through Crucible Moments

Leadership now is more important than ever, and you don’t need a fancy job or title to lead during the COVID-19 pandemic. Professor Bill George says leaders today must be focuse...

What is Crisis Management?

In such uncertain times, we look to our leaders, but how do you manage an organization through COVID-19—a crisis unlike any we've ever experienced? Professor Dutch Leonard and C...

The science of leading and managing resilience in uncertain times

In these uncertain times, where individuals and businesses are struggling to adapt to current conditions, leading and guiding others with resilience is more important than ever....

Videos

Coaching Leaders to Change the World

Today’s fast growth, globally diverse organizations demand "big teaming": intense collaboration across professions and industries that often have completely different mindsets a...

Strategies to Develop Emotional Intelligence

Emotions inform our thinking and decisions, the quality of our relationships, our physical and mental health, and our creativity and everyday performance. What we do with our em...

How to Lead through Crucible Moments

Leadership now is more important than ever, and you don’t need a fancy job or title to lead during the COVID-19 pandemic. Professor Bill George says leaders today must be focuse...

What is Crisis Management?

In such uncertain times, we look to our leaders, but how do you manage an organization through COVID-19—a crisis unlike any we've ever experienced? Professor Dutch Leonard and C...

The science of leading and managing resilience in uncertain times

In these uncertain times, where individuals and businesses are struggling to adapt to current conditions, leading and guiding others with resilience is more important than ever....

Research

Mindfulness links to transformational leadership

Be a transformational leader, not just a coach - deepen your understanding and application of the components and impact of transformational leadership (role model, inspire visio...

Leader humility promotes positive outcomes

Our featured research article in the Journal of Positive Psychology (IOC members have journal access) comes to us from a team of authors in Pakistan. Bottom line? Their study va...

How does strong life purpose improve decision-making?

Purpose is a hot scientific topic today in psychology. Benefits of strong purpose include greater resilience, enhanced emotion regulation, and better
relationships. But pu...

Research

Mindfulness links to transformational leadership

Be a transformational leader, not just a coach - deepen your understanding and application of the components and impact of transformational leadership (role model, inspire visio...

Leader humility promotes positive outcomes

Our featured research article in the Journal of Positive Psychology (IOC members have journal access) comes to us from a team of authors in Pakistan. Bottom line? Their study va...

How does strong life purpose improve decision-making?

Purpose is a hot scientific topic today in psychology. Benefits of strong purpose include greater resilience, enhanced emotion regulation, and better
relationships. But pu...

Research

Mindfulness links to transformational leadership

Be a transformational leader, not just a coach - deepen your understanding and application of the components and impact of transformational leadership (role model, inspire visio...

Leader humility promotes positive outcomes

Our featured research article in the Journal of Positive Psychology (IOC members have journal access) comes to us from a team of authors in Pakistan. Bottom line? Their study va...

How does strong life purpose improve decision-making?

Purpose is a hot scientific topic today in psychology. Benefits of strong purpose include greater resilience, enhanced emotion regulation, and better
relationships. But pu...

Articles

Post Traumatic Stress Growth

From Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder to: Present Traumatic GROWTH. The term PTSD is being thrown around in ways that are not helpful. Did you know 2/3...

Books on Leadership and Uncertainty

Selected books on achieving peak performance that complement MasterClass: Leadership Coaching and the 4 Capabilities.

Leading through a storm of criticism

A C-Suite Coaching Case to accompany the Master Class on Coaching Virtuous Leaders in the 21st Century.

Leaders Sensemaking Under Crisis

When facing a crisis, leaders' sensemaking can take a considerable amount of time due to the need to develop consensus in how to deal with it so that...

Tightening the Leash After a Threat

This paper presents the results of a multi-level event study of the effects of the 2008 financial crisis on leadership behavior. Following assumptions...

Measuring the efficacy of leaders

Based on the literature and expert interviews we developed a new measure the C-LEAD scale to capture the efficacy of leaders to assess information and...

Primal Leadership

Managers and professionals across the globe have embraced Primal Leadership, affirming the importance of emotionally intelligent leadership. Its influ...

Leader Cognition Under Threat

It has been argued that leader cognition is a particularly important influence on teamperformance under conditions of crisis or threat. The goal of th...

Articles

Post Traumatic Stress Growth

From Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder to: Present Traumatic GROWTH. The term PTSD is being thrown around in ways that are not helpful. Did you know 2/3 of those experiencing traum...

Books on Leadership and Uncertainty

Selected books on achieving peak performance that complement MasterClass: Leadership Coaching and the 4 Capabilities.

Leading through a storm of criticism

A C-Suite Coaching Case to accompany the Master Class on Coaching Virtuous Leaders in the 21st Century.

Leaders Sensemaking Under Crisis

When facing a crisis, leaders' sensemaking can take a considerable amount of time due to the need to develop consensus in how to deal with it so that vision formation and senseg...

Tightening the Leash After a Threat

This paper presents the results of a multi-level event study of the effects of the 2008 financial crisis on leadership behavior. Following assumptions from the threat-rigidity h...

Measuring the efficacy of leaders

Based on the literature and expert interviews we developed a new measure the C-LEAD scale to capture the efficacy of leaders to assess information and make decisions in a public...

Primal Leadership

Managers and professionals across the globe have embraced Primal Leadership, affirming the importance of emotionally intelligent leadership. Its influence has also reached well...

Good leaders overcome institutional intertia during a crisis

Although Covid-19 is clearly a catastrophe, it offers what every social scientist craves: a “natural experiment” that allows us to compare different responses to similar shocks....

In times of crisis, gratitude goes a long way

Research clearly indicates expressing gratitude is beneficial to our health and well-being. We’re happier when we’re grateful. During a crisis, taking the time to thank others i...

Articles

Post Traumatic Stress Growth

From Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder to: Present Traumatic GROWTH. The term PTSD is being thrown around in ways that are not helpful. Did you know 2/3 of those experiencing traum...

Books on Leadership and Uncertainty

Selected books on achieving peak performance that complement MasterClass: Leadership Coaching and the 4 Capabilities.

Leading through a storm of criticism

A C-Suite Coaching Case to accompany the Master Class on Coaching Virtuous Leaders in the 21st Century.

Leaders Sensemaking Under Crisis

When facing a crisis, leaders' sensemaking can take a considerable amount of time due to the need to develop consensus in how to deal with it so that vision formation and senseg...

Tightening the Leash After a Threat

This paper presents the results of a multi-level event study of the effects of the 2008 financial crisis on leadership behavior. Following assumptions from the threat-rigidity h...

Measuring the efficacy of leaders

Based on the literature and expert interviews we developed a new measure the C-LEAD scale to capture the efficacy of leaders to assess information and make decisions in a public...

Primal Leadership

Managers and professionals across the globe have embraced Primal Leadership, affirming the importance of emotionally intelligent leadership. Its influence has also reached well...

Good leaders overcome institutional intertia during a crisis

Although Covid-19 is clearly a catastrophe, it offers what every social scientist craves: a “natural experiment” that allows us to compare different responses to similar shocks....

In times of crisis, gratitude goes a long way

Research clearly indicates expressing gratitude is beneficial to our health and well-being. We’re happier when we’re grateful. During a crisis, taking the time to thank others i...

Harvard Business Review Articles

Good leaders overcome institutional intertia during a crisis

Although Covid-19 is clearly a catastrophe, it offers what every social scientist craves: a “natural experiment” that allows us to compare different r...

In times of crisis, gratitude goes a long way

Research clearly indicates expressing gratitude is beneficial to our health and well-being. We’re happier when we’re grateful. During a crisis, taking...

Leading in a Crisis

The coronavirus crisis, like every crisis, is unfolding over an arc of time with a beginning, middle, and end. It is useful to think what distinguishe...

Coping with Fatigue, Fear and Panic During a Crisis

We are dealing with two contagions — the virus itself and the emotions it generates. Negative emotions are every bit as contagious as the virus, and t...

4 Behaviors that Help Leaders Manage a Crisis

The roles and responsibilities of business leaders have dramatically changed in the past few weeks. Before COVID-19, CEOs and other executives in high...

Real Leaders Are Formed in Crisis

We are living through a global health crisis with no modern-day precedent. What governments, corporations, hospitals, schools, and other organizations...

Harvard Business Review Articles

Good leaders overcome institutional intertia during a crisis

Although Covid-19 is clearly a catastrophe, it offers what every social scientist craves: a “natural experiment” that allows us to compare different r...

In times of crisis, gratitude goes a long way

Research clearly indicates expressing gratitude is beneficial to our health and well-being. We’re happier when we’re grateful. During a crisis, taking...

Leading in a Crisis

The coronavirus crisis, like every crisis, is unfolding over an arc of time with a beginning, middle, and end. It is useful to think what distinguishe...

Coping with Fatigue, Fear and Panic During a Crisis

We are dealing with two contagions — the virus itself and the emotions it generates. Negative emotions are every bit as contagious as the virus, and t...

4 Behaviors that Help Leaders Manage a Crisis

The roles and responsibilities of business leaders have dramatically changed in the past few weeks. Before COVID-19, CEOs and other executives in high...

Real Leaders Are Formed in Crisis

We are living through a global health crisis with no modern-day precedent. What governments, corporations, hospitals, schools, and other organizations...

Harvard Business Review Articles

Good leaders overcome institutional intertia during a crisis

Although Covid-19 is clearly a catastrophe, it offers what every social scientist craves: a “natural experiment” that allows us to compare different r...

In times of crisis, gratitude goes a long way

Research clearly indicates expressing gratitude is beneficial to our health and well-being. We’re happier when we’re grateful. During a crisis, taking...

Leading in a Crisis

The coronavirus crisis, like every crisis, is unfolding over an arc of time with a beginning, middle, and end. It is useful to think what distinguishe...

Coping with Fatigue, Fear and Panic During a Crisis

We are dealing with two contagions — the virus itself and the emotions it generates. Negative emotions are every bit as contagious as the virus, and t...

4 Behaviors that Help Leaders Manage a Crisis

The roles and responsibilities of business leaders have dramatically changed in the past few weeks. Before COVID-19, CEOs and other executives in high...

Real Leaders Are Formed in Crisis

We are living through a global health crisis with no modern-day precedent. What governments, corporations, hospitals, schools, and other organizations...