Organizational crises present complex financial, social, and ethical issues and challenges as any emotionally charged situation that, once brought to public notice, invites negative stakeholder reaction and thereby has the potential to threaten the financial well-being, reputation, or survival of the firm or some portion thereof. The most profound crisis of our lifetime is the impact of Coronavirus (SAR-COV-2) which is known as COVID – 19 on lives, livelihoods, families, societies, businesses, and government institutions. The COVID-19 outbreak was first reported from Wuhan, China, on 31 December 2019.
A crisis occurs suddenly without warning and in an unprecedented manner, as with the COVID-19 pandemic. As the World Health Organization (WHO) continues to provide daily updates on the continued increase in the number of confirmed cases and fatalities arising from COVID-19 across the world, leaders in business, government, and other organizations face unprecedented challenges in managing the fallout of this pandemic, which has encroached not only on public health but also in global economic well-being and has disrupted individual lives, families, and society.
Despite these challenges, the team of C-suite executive coaches and leadership development consultants from the Centre of Executive Education (CEE), in supporting our clients, have witnessed countless examples of CEOs and C-suite leaders stepping up and embracing the challenge as if it were their calling.
The book aims to answer the following questions: