Ivana Nikolić – Buducnost-Promet Doo; 16000 Leskovac, Serbia

Adaptation of leadership

DOI: https://doi.org/10.31410/LIMEN.2022.217


The goal of the research conducted in the paper is to indicate changes in leadership styles that occurred as a result of the Covid-19 pan­demic. The author, through the analysis of various sources of literature, em­phasized the changes in the leadership styles of managers that occurred as a result of the pandemic. The work contains a description of the behavior of leaders who successfully adapted to the changes that took place during the crisis. Special attention in the paper is devoted to the importance of shifting the focus of leaders from achieving the company’s business goals to a much broader perspective, which also includes helping employees to more easily face the uncertainty and risks they were exposed to during the Covid-19 pan­demic. The paper aims to point out the practices of successful leaders, which are largely applicable in conditions after the end of the pandemic.

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Nikolić, I. (2022). The Influence of the Pandemic COVID-19 on the Leadership Styles of Management. In V. Bevanda (Ed.), International Scientific-Business Conference – LIMEN 2022: Vol 8. Conference proceedings (pp. 217-222). Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans.  https://doi.org/10.31410/LIMEN.2022.217


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