Podcast: How to Lead During Difficult Times
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Leadership Dec 27, 2021

Podcast: How to Lead During Difficult Times

The good news is you may already have the skills you need. On this episode of The Insightful Leader, we’ll learn about doubling down on that expertise to help your team through a crisis.

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Harry M. Kraemer

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Harry Kraemer, a clinical professor of leadership at Kellogg, has helped organizations weather many tumultuous times over the years. He previously headed up Baxter International, a global healthcare company.

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For starters, he’s had to answer the dreaded question from employees: “Will there be a layoff?”

“I’ve done this in many many facilities and many different scenarios, I would say, ‘at some point in time if it does happen, let me tell you what will occur. We will make sure that there is severance. I’ll help you find another job someplace else. We will do the best outplacement we possibly can,’” he said.

On this episode of The Insightful Leader, Kraemer explains how to lead in really difficult times.

Note: The Insightful Leader is produced for the ear and not meant to be read as a transcript. We encourage you to listen to the audio version above. However, a transcript of this episode is available here.

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