Common Errors Leaders Make during Crises

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Anneke Zwart
Student (University), Netherlands
Hirsch (2014) did research on crisis management and examined the most common errors top managers make in times of crisis. He found an interesting pattern of problematic behaviors among senior leaders in crises: 1. Passivity: In the early stages of crises, leaders are very inactive. They hope and believe that the crisis will pass without serious consequences for their organization. Leaders should have a more open and objective view and be aware of the possible negative consequences of the crisis. Besides, they should actively respond to those consequences rather than just hoping that the crisis will fade away. 2. Narrow Vision: This refers to the inability of leaders to look beyond the existing dangers and risks to their organization. It results from omitting to put themselves in the role of the victims/outsiders that are involved in the crisis. A more open view is needed so as to understand and effectively react to their followers’ and other victims. 3. False Hope (...) Read more? Sign up for free

  Adrian Horodniceanu
CEO, Israel
 

Common Errors Leaders Make During Crises

The above errors can have objective reasons (at le (...)

  Miguel Sacramento
Business Consultant, Brazil
 

Another Common Error During Crises: Not Learning from it

Another usual error besides the 5 already mentione (...)

  Raj Mohan
Management Consultant, India
 

On Crisis Management Error #1: Being Too Passive

In many cases the CEO does not realize or gets the (...)

  Seelig
 

Looks Like Standard Reactions on a Traumatic Experience

The passivity, denial, false hope and anger seem l (...)

  Niraj Kumbhat
Manager, India
 

Many in Senior Positions are not Capable to Handle a Crisis

In addition to above mentioned problematic behavio (...)

  Stephen van der Merwe
Student (MBA), South Africa
 

Leadership EQ - Giving Emotional Stability in Times of Stress

Point 4 is a typical reaction that exists because (...)

  Manager
HR Consultant, United States
 

Leadership Behavior to Avoid in the Event of a Crisis

There are even more reasons why so many top people (...)

  JOSEPH SOLA ONIFADE
Manager, Nigeria
 

Common Leadership Errors during Crises

Leaders always forget that they are chief servants (...)

  Goodsir
Professor, New Zealand
 

Common Crisis Reactions by Leaders and Human Emotional Reactions

@Seelig: Your comparison of crisis responses to ba (...)

  Sunday ELKANA (koachkonsult)
Manager, Nigeria
 

Common Errors Leaders Make During Crises

Searching for a scapegoat seems to be the order of (...)

  Tom Boren
Business Consultant
 

Crisis Management must Become Another Competency of Effective Change Agents

An old adage tells us that whatever can be imagine (...)

  kvssiyer
Consultant, India
 

A Crisis is Like a Tsunami: The Pressure for it Develops over the Years

Many crises are the consequences of errors traceab (...)

  C.L. Kappagomtula
Professor, Malaysia
 

The Article is on a Hypothetical 'Myth' Rather than Reality

Anneke Zwart's article on the common mistakes of l (...)

  srinivas
Lecturer, India
 

Crisis Management and Effectiveness of Surrendering

In a crisis situation if a leader 'surrenders' to (...)

  Andrew Blaine
Business Consultant, South Africa
 

Leadership and Management

The original study was of senior management, which (...)

  Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands
 

Leaders or Top Managers or Top Excutives

@Andrew Blaine: thanks for bringing this up. We ar (...)

  Borje Vickberg
 

Common Errors Leaders Make During Crisis

Many wise comments on JP Hirsch´s research. I woul (...)

  Augustine Ngmentomo Beakana
Student (MBA), Ghana
 

Attitudes of Leaders During Crisis Management: Impatience

I agree with all the various views expressed expre (...)

  Tran le Phuong
Teacher, Mongolia
 

On Common Errors of Leader in Crises #5: Mistrust

Thank you so much for bringing this up. Through my (...)

  Pros Yiga
Uganda
 

On #12. Common Error of Leaders in Crises: Not Opening up and Involving Others

I agree to other views already aired. I also beli (...)

  Alhaji Jabbi
Student (MBA), Gambia
 

Leader Errors before a Crisis Occurs: Not being Sensitive to Warning Signals

All views mentioned can be useful. In addition to (...)

  Seelig
 

Culture Differences also Play a Role in How Crises should be Dealt with

@Borje Vickberg: I agree Thinking Fast and Slow is (...)

  Friday O. Ngbodi
Student (MBA), Nigeria
 

Not all Kind of Leaders Make these Common Errors

The points by other contributors are valid to the (...)

  Fernando Ochoa
Manager, Mexico
 

Frequent Mistakes by Leaders during a Crisis

A related factor to #12 is: 15. Rely on the (...)

  Zahid asghar
Consultant
 

Another Common Error of Leaders During a Crisis

16. Not staying accessible, keeping communic (...)

  Manager
HR Consultant, United States
 

Frequent Mistake by Leaders During Crisis: Not Involving Lower Echelons

@Fernando Ochoa: indeed it's worth talking and li (...)

  ANUJ KUMAR SHRIVASTAVA
Manager, India
 

Leaders Need to Be Open and Clear

I completely agree to all 16 points mentioned so f (...)

  Ali Wagfi
Professor
 

More Common Errors Leaders Make During Crises

I think following errors may happens during crises (...)

  Ayele Abdata
Manager, Ethiopia
 

On #1: Indecision is Worse Than Bad Decision During Crises

Most leaders and managers are indifferent and duri (...)

  kvssiyer
Consultant, India
 

On Crisis Management Error #12

Potential crises are better diagnosed and prevente (...)

  Quentin
HR Consultant, United Arab Emirates
 

Crisis Management Error #20: Interfere At Operational Level

One of my observations from own experience (Busine (...)

  Andrew Blaine
Business Consultant, South Africa
 

Bad Decisions versus no Decision

@Ayele Abdata: I agree with your commentary. See (...)

  Michael Norris
Director, United States
 

The Incident Commander May not Be the CEO

@Niraj Kumbhat: I agree that senior executives are (...)

 

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