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The old saying “think before you speak” is probably best applied to anyone in a leadership position during circumstances of great magnitude.
With the latest war in the Middle East and the unimaginable scenes of violence and suffering being played out across most media channels, understandably tensions are high. Yet, those steering companies are looked to by their teams for leadership when they themselves may be struggling to take in the magnitude of the situation. And there are many executives who are not familiar with the politics of the situation and are uncertain about what to say and how to say it.