COVID-19 is disrupting the way people live and how workplaces operate around the globe. Companies have shifted their focus from long-term to short-term strategies in an effort to survive COVID-19. Managers are haphazardly trying to learn the necessary skills to lead their newly remote team, while they are also expected to take highly visible roles communicating key messages to their stakeholders on social media. On top of this, employees’ emotions are heightened due to the uncertainty of how long this pandemic will last. 

The greatest challenge management will face is being able to find a balance between being empathetic and authoritative.

In order to help you maintain strong leadership during a crisis, both within your own team and digitally, we have compiled a variety of guiding principles and best practices.

Key Information

• Deloitte: The Heart of Resilient Leadership Responding to COVID-19

• North East Growth Hub: Coronavirus Toolkit

• Tees Valley Combined Authority: Online Support

• UK Government: Advice for Employees, Employers and Businesses 


If you need mentoring support, please contact Michael Dixon at the Entrepreneurs' Forum at michael@entrepreneursforum.net, or by phone on 07734 925 971 and we will endeavour to connect you with someone.

Peer Group Support

We are running a series of conference calls and video calls to bring Entrepreneurs' Forum members together in small groups. This allows us to help each other and share key information, but importantly to give you a peer group to speak to during challenging times.

  • Wednesday 8th April, 2pm — Communicating During a Crisis with Graham Robb, Recognition PR

Visit our upcoming events page to book.

Top Tips and Advice

• Forum member Ian Kinnery, Kinnery.com: A Framework for Leading in a Crisis

• Taking a Considered Approach to Leadership from the Forum team