Leadership is easy and successful if -
What if it is a crisis and a decision is required?
Other leadership qualities help
- decision making - situation awareness ; clarity of thought ; decisiveness
- communication - clear and not questioned
- creates followership
Stages of change
If leadership requires followership, follower ship requires trust ergo leaders must be trustworthy.
Clearly defined lines or hierarchy of leadership essential in crisis situation.
Clear decisive leadership - well communicated.
Post disaster mental health psychological well being - initially higher after event - gets worse 3 years post event - but after 5 years better off than pre event baseline data.