Date Added: Apr 2010
Managers facing the task of doing more with fewer resources during this economic recovery can turn critical situations into opportunities to show their sophistication as leaders. "Change situations give managers an opportunity to show their mettle as leaders," says Joel Brockner, the Phillip Hettleman Professor of Business and chair of the Management Division. Employees are looking for direction during times of uncertainty and economic recovery. Their managers acting as agents of change can supply this leadership while getting "More for their managerial buck" than they would in a more "steady-state" environment, Brockner explains.