Michelle shares her key learnings from the COVID-19 Leadership Series HITU HR Solutions conducted in 2020.
1) It is important to understanding that one’s actions and decisions during a crisis or an intense situation will become that person’s legacy in the future. That was reinforced in Michael Shultz’s (CEO, Infuse Hospitality) interview.
2) Trust is critical including trusting oneself (personal intuition), families, our teams, and stakeholders that we work closely with. This was highlighted in the interview with Mayor Meed-Ward (Mayor of the City of Burlington).
3) Success is not just about the end result. Therefore, in some situations we may need to redefine what success really means throughout a process. That was one of my key takeaways from the interview with Michele Mouton (Director, Durham College).
4) The ability to demonstrate compassion for others is an indicator of leadership competence. This is based on the interview with Nishit Jain (Executive Vice President, IndusInd Bank).
I highly recommend that you take some time to review the leadership interview series. You might find that your key learnings might be completely different from mine. You may gain as much value and insights as I did, based on the perspectives of the different leaders who were gracious enough to participate in the leadership series.
About the writer: Michelle Morgan-Gibson
Michelle is a Diversity and Inclusion Professional, Certified Talent Management Practitioner (CTMP), and Change Management Practitioner (CMP) who understands the dynamics of navigating career matters as an immigrant. She teaches people how to market themselves for the career opportunities that they want, starting with their outlook on their life and careers. She helps them to identify various career paths and learning opportunities to achieve their goals. Michelle is an avid writer, and writes regularly on her blog: