When confronted with a crisis like COVID-19, that has brought global uncertainty and record-high market volatility. Tech leaders are now forced to change the way their companies operate almost entirely overnight. This has had enormous ramifications for how companies are working. Leaders are now expected to be able to support and communicate with their teams with full transparency. But there is a silver lining, and that silver lining is that uncertainty can create opportunity–especially for companies that could be born or survive this uncertain period. This isn’t the first time our world has felt the burden of an economic downturn, and it definitely won’t be the last. So how can leaders better prepare and adapt themselves and their companies for times like these?

On today’s episode of the Powderkeg Podcast, you’ll hear from a leader with an uncommon passion and authenticity in helping leaders build high-performance teams based on trust and shared purpose. Heather Haas is the President of ADVISA. ADVISA, provides talent optimization software and assessments, well as leadership development programs and strategic consulting to organizations across the country.

Heather’s passion for fueling others’ success drove her from her beginnings as a classroom teacher and principal to her current role as President of ADVISA. Since making the leap into the business world, Heather has coached and trained thousands of leaders to understand and leverage their strengths, as well as build skills for engaging others effectively.

Throughout this episode, Heather will share the importance of being transparent with your customers and how important transparency can be in order to reassure your members of your team in such a time of uncertainty. Heather will also share the important key values of what a leader needs to have and why those values can play a significant role in a time of crisis. Tune in for more!

In this episode with Heather Haas, you’ll learn:

  • Important values leaders should focus on in order to lead
  • When’s the best time to be transparent with the team and with clients
  • The biggest opportunities that exist for you during the COVID-19 situation
  • What steps to take to better position a company and profitably serve others

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