“To be effective in future crisis management, then leaders will need to practice anticipatory leadership.”- Francis Abbah
From the month of December 2019 throughout the year 2020 till date (in February 2021), the world has experienced a major crisis with the Corona Virus Pandemic. Lots of businesses have been shut down while economies of nations have run down. People have lost jobs while many businesses have gone bankrupt with no profit to show forth for more than a year due to the pandemic.
This Global Crisis has taught us that if we are going to become better leaders, then we need to be able to anticipate future crisis and plan ahead for them. This is the essence of anticipatory leadership.
To be effective in future crisis management, then leaders will need to practice anticipatory leadership. Leaders will need to anticipate future crisis and also plan ahead for them. It is in planning ahead for future crisis that leaders and their people will not be surprised when the crisis arrives because by then, they would have planned ahead in time for them.
The reason why anticipatory leadership is key to effective leadership is the fact that crisis, no matter how hard we try, will always occur. Hence the key to thriving above future crisis is to plan ahead for them in the present moment. It is by planning ahead for the future crisis that we are able to thrive above them when they occur.
Therefore, the art of anticipatory leadership will need to be mastered by all leaders if you are going to be effective in moments of future crisis.
Master Anticipatory leadership, master future crisis management.
From: Fabbah Leadership Consult