leading in a crisis

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has become the ultimate stress test for communities, nations and the world. Public managers are dealing with a fast-changing global crisis and being forced to make difficult choices based on limited information.

The Leading in a crisis series will feature the best research and thinking on crisis leadership as part of ANZSOG’s mission to lift the quality of government in Australia and New Zealand.

The series will explore crisis management, leadership and communications, particularly in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, and will put global expertise in the hands of public managers in Australia and New Zealand.

ANZSOG Vice President, Thought Leadership & Ethics and Integrity, Gill Callister, an experienced public manager and former secretary of two Victorian departments, said the series would address the need for accurate and timely research, which public leaders desperately need in the midst of a crisis.

“Public leaders working under pressure need high-quality information from credible sources to assist them to make what are often rapid decisions, forced by times of crisis.

“This information is often available long after a crisis has ended.

“ANZSOG has drawn on our international networks with some of the best crisis leadership researchers in the world to create informative pieces that concisely summarise the lessons from their research.

“At a time where the role of government is more important than ever, ANZSOG is proud to play its part in ensuring that public managers have access to the best thinking and research from across the world.”

The Leading in a crisis series will build on ANZSOG’s existing partnerships, enhancing the capability of public sector leaders by ensuring access to the world’s leading academics, such as Paul ‘t Hart - a Professor of Public Administration at Utrecht University and Associate Dean of the Netherlands School of Public Administration in The Hague.

Fredrik Bynander, Carlene York, Jon Johansson - Navigating leadership during the COVID-19 crisis

Slides by Paul ‘t Hart

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Leading in a crisis series articles will be updated on this page. See below for more:

Research

Leading in a crisis: How to learn from others

Published Date: 28 April 2020
By Allan McConnell (University of Sydney), Eric K. Stern (University at Albany (SUNY)), Arjen Boin (Leiden University) The key challenge: learning on...

Research

Leading in a Crisis: Using adaptive leadership to shape the COVID-19 crisis response

Published Date: 17 April 2020
By Robbie Macpherson (Adaptable Leadership, Sydney) and Paul ‘t Hart (Utrecht University) The COVID-19 crisis has created extraordinary levels of d...

Research

Leading in a crisis: Committing to clear crisis communications

Published Date: 09 April 2020
By Arjen Boin (Leiden University), Allan McConnell (Sydney University), Eric Stern (State University of New York), Paul ‘t Hart (Utrecht University)...

Research

Leading in a crisis: Tackling crises together and the challenges of coordination

Published Date: 08 April 2020
By Arjen Boin (Leiden University), Paul ‘t Hart (Utrecht University), Evert Lindquist (University of Victoria) The global impact of the coronavirus...

News & Media

Navigating leadership during the COVID-19 crisis

Published Date: 26 May 2020
Tweet COVID-19 has tested governments and leaders across the world, and seen nations take different approaches to dealing with the uncertainties...

Webinar

Reimagining government: Lead with humility

Event Date : 16 July 2020
Location : Online

Research

Leading in a crisis: Organisational resilience in mega-crises

Published Date: 02 April 2020
By Arjen Boin (Leiden University), Fredrik Bynander (Swedish Defense University), Eric Stern (State University of New York at Albany), Paul ‘t Hart ...

Research

Leading in a crisis: How to avoid common pitfalls and build a high performing team

Published Date: 28 March 2020
By Eric Stern (State University of New York at Albany), Paul ‘t Hart, (Utrecht University / ANZSOG), Allan McConnell, (University of Sydney) R...

Research

Leading in a crisis: Strategic crisis leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic

Published Date: 27 March 2020
By Arjen Boin, (Leiden University), Allan McConnell, (University of Sydney), Paul ‘t Hart (Utrecht University/ ANZSOG) The COVID-19 pandemic has be...