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5 Leadership Skills & Training for the Workplace During COVID-19, According to Joseph Kopser of Grayline Group

Rebuilding after chaos is done with effective and thoughtful change management. Joseph Kopser lays out the 5 Leadership Skills and Training for the Workplace During COVID-19.

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5 Leadership Skills & Training for the Workplace During COVID-19, According to Joseph Kopser of Grayline Group

  1. 1. 5 Leadership Skills & Training for the Workplace During COVID-19 Joseph Kopser, Grayline Group APRIL 2020
  2. 2. 1 2 3 4 5 Role model the leadership needed Work in the moment but look to the future Foster innovation and power down decision making Take a thoughtful look at the wellbeing of your workforce Take care of yourself so you can take care of others 5 LEADERSHIP SKILLS & TRAINING FOR THE WORKPLACE DURING COVID-19 Joseph Kopser
  3. 3. Role model a collaborative, positive, and can-do attitude Cooler heads will prevail Teams require direction, flexibility, and freedom Enable people to adapt and rethink how they accomplish their mission Agile thinking must be encouraged, fostered, and sustained ROLE MODEL THE LEADERSHIP NEEDED Joseph Kopser
  4. 4. WORK IN THE MOMENT BUT LOOK TO THE FUTURE Leaders at all levels must be flexible and meet immediate needs while anticipating what is next Rapidly changing environments make traditional long-standing business growth irrelevant Perform a stress test Examine every link in your supply chain Examine the supply chains of every vendor you work with Joseph Kopser
  5. 5. FOSTER INNOVATION AND POWER DOWN DECISION MAKING Examine the company culture & ask yourself: Does it encourage and leverage innovation? How many layers of approval are required to allow someone to try something new? Do people feel empowered to make changes in the lanes they supervise, or must they wait for approval?  The best ideas often come from the front lines as they can often see solutions before anyone else. How fast can that innovation spread? Joseph Kopser
  6. 6. Understanding challenges of the workforce is critical to emerging in a strong position Exchange information on home front challenges Think of: closed schools and childcare, travel restrictions preventing visits, etc. Encourage outlets for cabin fever Empathy and attention to team members is required “How are you doing?” should be the start of every conversation Policies to improve conditions at home will have an impact on focus and productivity TAKE A THOUGHTFUL LOOK AT THE WELLBEING OF YOUR WORKFORCE Joseph Kopser
  7. 7. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF SO YOU CAN TAKE CARE OF OTHERS Leaders need to prevent themselves from being consumed Burnout can bring down any organization Your mind and body will require occasional distancing to preserve resilience Take a moment each day to REST Joseph Kopser
  8. 8. Take a moment each day to REST Read something unrelated to current events Joseph Kopser R E S T Exercise, even if it’s a walk around the block Sleep and nap to maintain strength Think - Allow yourself the opportunity to consider all that is going on and what still needs attention.
  9. 9. Joseph Kopser is a technology entrepreneur and expert in transportation, smart cities, urban mobility, energy, national security issues as well as an Army combat veteran. Currently he serves as an Executive-in-Residence at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas. In addition, he is President of Grayline where he works to bring together experts, data, and solutions to help companies and public institutions manage disruptive change. Prior to co- founding Grayline, Joseph co-founded and served as CEO of RideScout, before it was acquired by Mercedes-Benz in 2014. Joseph also served in the U.S. Army for 20 years earning the Combat Action Badge, Army Ranger Tab and Bronze Star and is a graduate of West Point with a BS in Aerospace Engineering and also received a Masters from the Harvard Kennedy School in 2002. In 2013, he was recognized as a White House Champion of Change for his efforts in Energy and Transportation. In 2014, his company won the U.S. Department of Transportation Data Innovation Award. In 2018, Joseph ran for Congress in a race that attracted more voters than any of the 36 districts in Texas. Losing by less than 3 points in a heavily gerrymandered district, Joseph demonstrated that voters want civility and problem solvers in Congress. In his free time, he works closely with The Bunker, an organization dedicated to supporting veteran entrepreneurs. In 2017, he co-authored the book, Catalyst, which he recommends you check out on Amazon. In 2019, Joseph became the inaugural Chairman of the Board of Advisors for the CleanTX Foundation, an economic development and professional association for cleantech. Joseph lives in Austin with his wife and is extremely proud of three adult daughters. Joseph Kopser, President - Grayline Group
  10. 10. Connect with me at JosephKopser.com Check out my book, Catalyst, on Amazon.