What does good leadership in crisis look like? In this time of unprecedented challenge related to COVID-19, what can we learn from the great leaders of the past?
In a webinar conversation last week, Nancy F. Koehn, business historian and James E. Robison Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, and CEP President Phil Buchanan explored these and other key questions about leading in a time of crisis, with a particular focus on the challenges facing those in philanthropy and nonprofits right now. (CEP’s Grace Nicolette shared welcoming remarks and facilitated Q&A.) We hope that the insights from this hour-long conversation will be useful to philanthropic and nonprofit leaders alike as they seek to lead their organizations through a singularly difficult time and continue the vital work they do for their respective fields, communities, and/or populations.