These are difficult times for leaders. Never has leadership been so important – or seemingly so dangerous. Courageous leaders not only face personal and career challenges, sometimes even their physical safety can be at stake. With the press full of stories of angry mobs and even bombs in the mail, leadership today is both risky and thankless. Fortunately, there are many ways to weather the storm.
Greg Conderacci is a BLI Senior Fellow, consultant, and faculty member at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He has held leadership positions during mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations, layoffs and rapid growth periods in both for-profit and non-profit organizations. A former reporter for The Wall Street Journal, he has not only covered major changes, he has lived them as well. As author of Getting UP! Supercharging Your Energy, he has researched and written extensively about personal energy’s impact on careers and organizations. He is a sought-after adviser for personal and corporate change management.