Leading During Difficult Times

Field: Professional Development | Delivery Method: Self Study | CPE Hours: 2.0

Great leadership seems easy when things are good and everybody's happy. When times grow tough, however, a leader's true colors are revealed. Leading through hard times requires resilience and more. There are many things you need to do as a leader: strategize, build relationships, influence others, and get results. But when times are tough, what does your team need from you?

Leading through challenges with resilience allows you to do more than survive in the short-term; it sets you and your team up for success so that they can ultimately thrive. Regardless of your title or industry, one thing is certain: At some point, your team or organization will face adversity. The key to weathering these inevitable storms?
One of the greatest stories of leadership in difficult times is Winston Churchill during World War II and the bombing of London. As the city was bombed consecutively for 7 nights Churchill, declared, “We will never surrender.” Every time he was seen in public he would hold up his hand in a victory symbol, with the now famous “V”. People were so lifted up, they began to chip in, care for their neighbors and learn how to nurse and care for people.
Who Should Attend:
CFO’s, CEO’s, Board Members
Managers, Supervisors
Any individual seeking to me a leader

Topics Covered:
This session is designed to address the many complexities of leading during times of crisis. 2020 was an unprecedented year and organizations of all types struggled to balance the proper way to lead their people and strategize their business. In this session we will discuss some of the most significant keys to maintaining a strong leadership posture during crisis times and onward. It is often said “Tough times don’t last. Tough people do”. We will explore tactics every person can initiate to navigate through these difficult times.

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Review traits that comprise traditional strong leadership
  • Understand the importance of empathy
  • Identify and evaluate numerous actions leaders can take during difficult times.
  • Examine proper communication strategies as our world continues to evolve.
  • Understand how “everyone can participate”.

Level: Basic to Intermediate
NASBA Field of Study: A&A
Program Prerequisites: None
Advance Preparation: None

Field: Personal Development
CPE: 2
Delivery Method: Self-Study
Format: Video

Your Instructor

Lynn Fountain
Lynn Fountain

Consultant, CPA, CGMA, CRMA, MBA, Past Chief Audit Executive

Business Consultant, Trainer, Author

Ms. Fountain has over 40 years of experience spanning public accounting, industry accounting and consulting. Sixteen years of that experience has been in the field of internal audit, risk managment and process improvement. She is well adept to assist your organization evaluate business strategy, perform risk assessments, establish a Sarbanes-Oxley process, synergizing internal audit processes or perform process improvement projects.

As a past corporate executive Lynn has a passion for working with professionals to enhance their processes and provide leading edge education. She has authored and delivered hundreds of training courses for accounting, finance and audit professionals. Her training is filled with not just theory but real world application.

Ms. Fountain has authored three technical publications:

-Leading the Internal Audit Function 

-Raise the Red Flag

-Ethics and the Internal Auditor's political dilemma

Lynn is a recognized leader in the internal audit profession as well as a recognized business professional.  

Ms. Fountain obtained her BSBA from Pittsburg State University and her MBA from Washburn University in Kansas. She has active, current CPA, CGMA, and CRMA credentials.


Frequently Asked Questions

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The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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