Published March 13, 2020

Practical Steps When Facing Difficult Decisions

This is part one of a three-part series which includes 16 Free Resources for Leadership in a Season of Crisis.

With the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the rise in many places around the world, people are asking, what do I do next? Many are looking for guidance and direction to make the next best decision to protect themselves, their families, their staff and their communities.

While we at the Global Leadership Network certainly make no claims of healthcare expertise, we recognize that sound leadership in a season of crisis can help prepare us for a new reality, solve difficult problems and provide hope.

Below we’ve curated 5 free leadership resources from our GLS alumni faculty and guest leadership contributors who share practical steps for facing difficult decisions as you start to engage with a crisis.


6 Ways to Prepare and Lead Through Chaos


Bishop Walter Harvey shares practical tips on how he prepared for and handled crisis when chaos hit his community. 


Bend the Curve


Craig Groeschel dives into how to make decisions under pressure and how our limitations often lead to innovation. 


7 Crucial Steps to Lead Others Through Change


Dee Ann Turner provides 7 crucial steps to successfully manage change within your team by providing clarity.


Leading and Succeeding in the Age of Disruption


Learn from Ben Sherwood’s practical advice on how to get going and start moving when you’re faced with disruption in your organization. 


4 Ways to Control Your Emotions in Tense Moments


Joseph Grenny helps us recognize, own and shape our own emotions so that we don’t make impulsive decisions in intense moments. 


If you’re looking for additional resources to support you in your leadership, visit the Grow section on We are honored to serve you during this season.


Part 2: Practical Tools for a New Working Atmosphere >>


Part 3: Overcoming Fear & Embracing Both Reality and Hope >>
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