Why Crisis Leadership Can be a Missed Opportunity for Change

Why Crisis Leadership Can be a Missed Opportunity for Change

The COVID-19 pandemic has put countries, organizations, and people in “survival mode”. Worldwide, leaders of nations, public institutions, and private organizations are still navigating through this crisis in a variety of ways. The coronavirus has urged governments and other types of organizations to take brisk measures to minimize damage in terms of the spread of the virus, number of infections, societal and economic consequences, organizational longevity, employee layoffs, etc. 

Dr. Melissa Terlecki earned her doctoral degree in Cognitive Psychology with a specialization in Neuroscience from Temple University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The College of New Jersey. Dr. Terlecki joined Cabrini in 2005 and has worked on leadership initiatives the past 15 years. In 2020, she joined the Nerney Leadership Institute (NLI) alongside Ms. Anne Filippone as a Co-Director. Dr. Terlecki’s area interest is metacognition and self-awareness. She contributed to the first-year experience curriculum at Cabrini and teaches metacognition as part of the leadership minor. Finally, Dr. Terlecki offers faculty workshop on metacognitive pedagogy and works as a subject matter expert for NLI’s micro-credentials. Her research, teaching, and advocacy triangulate around self-leadership.

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