Two of the world’s leading experts on leadership coaching offer practical steps for working through difficult situations.
- Carol Kaufman and David Noble are co-authors of the book Real-Time Leadership: Find Your Winning Moves When the Stakes Are High.
- Kaufman is a global leader in coaching and teaches at Harvard, while Noble is a leadership advisor working with executives on personal growth.
- Speaking with Forbes, Kaufman and Noble offered a vision for being an effective and decisive leader under stress.
- They ask four important questions to leaders—”Who do I want to be? What do I want to accomplish, what are my priorities, and what do I love to do?”
Why It’s Important
Kaufman and Noble both say that one of the problems with many leaders is that they fall into autopilot and struggle to make informed decisions in the heat of the moment. They coach their clients to approach high-risk situations with greater decisiveness and approach stressful situations with intention.
In their new book, they discuss the “MOVE” model, a more thoughtful strategy for working through high-risk challenges and crises.
- Mindfully: Be mindful of three questions—What are my goals? Why do you need to be in this situation? And how can I lead a team to accomplish my goals?
- Options: Review your options for creating a winning situation.
- Validating: Ask for feedback, validate your viewpoint, and ensure it is a defensible strategy.
- Effecting: Create a plan to move forward and reflect on changes and feedback
“Good leadership doesn’t just happen. Leaders are most effective when they’re able to move forward through stressful situations thoughtfully and productively. Real-Time Leadership presents strategies that allow leaders to do just that,” says Forbes contributor Anne Sugar.