For starters, he’s had to answer the dreaded question from employees: “Will there be a layoff?”

“I’ve done this in many many facilities and many different scenarios, I would say, ‘at some point in time if it does happen, let me tell you what will occur. We will make sure that there is severance. I’ll help you find another job someplace else. We will do the best outplacement we possibly can,’” he said.

On this episode of The Insightful Leader, Kraemer explains how to lead in really difficult times

Harry Kraemer, a clinical professor of leadership at Kellogg, has helped organizations weather many tumultuous times over the years. He previously headed up Baxter International, a global healthcare company.

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