4. Leading During an Emergency Response
The role of a leader is perhaps even more crucial during an emergency response-- people need guidance in decisions that at times mean the difference between life and death.
John Shumlansky has proven himself an effective leader in such situations, and has served in responses globally from Niger and Lesotho to India and Nepal.
"The most difficult experiences can end up being the most rewarding." - John Shumlansky
In this interview Shumlansky shares advice from his emergency leadership experience including:
Recognizing stress in others
When to resource national versus international staffing
The importance of end of the day "check-in" huddles
How to motivate those you lead during emergencies
Why showing vulnerability is important
I also would love to know any tips you have from your own experience! Please feel free to use the comments section below.