Behavioral strategy speaks to how psychological, social, and political factors influence the strategic actions of organizations. Behavioral strategy research includes examinations of issues such as attention, cognition, emotions, sensemaking, routines, learning, motivation, and cognitive biases. Insights on how decision makers navigate their environment are especially relevant in a time of disruption and uncertainty. In this session, we bring together a set of leading scholars who have examined how strategic decision makers act in disruptive environments and in response to shocks. The panel will discuss lessons we can take from prior settings to understand how firms tend to respond to and should respond to major disruptive events, such as the COVID-19 crisis.