Good Morning Friends!
It’s incredible how much our lives, our businesses, and the world changed overnight. Less than five weeks ago, we were creating strategic plans, driving growth, investing in innovation, and expanding our teams. We were in a comfortable place. We had a sense of certainty, and in the blink of an eye, it all changed.
As leaders we are being tested in ways never imagined. Sadly, there is no single playbook on how to respond to the maelstrom. But there is one thing that we can keep doing each and every day: make decisions.
The world, our teams, and families need us to stand up and move forward. We must become bold and decisive not only to survive but eventually strive.
As you consider what decisions you can make next week, here are a few other things to keep in mind….
It Can Start with You
Right now, think of one random act of kindness you can do for someone else. Maybe it’s checking on an elderly neighbor. Or leaving an inspirational note on a stranger’s car. Or helping someone pay the remainder of their grocery bill. It only takes one person paying it forward for a ripple effect of kindness to ensue.
Check out this feel-good video (click here) to see what I mean!
Building Team Resilience
We are being tested each and every day in terms of our resilience and grit. As leaders, it’s important for us to demonstrate empathy, compassion and patience with our teams, especially as we navigate this new normal. This article (click here) offers some great perspective on how to help your team cultivate resilience while at home.
Remote Work Strategies
Need a jolt of inspiration to strengthen your work from home habits and strategies? Check out these 5 TED talks (click here) to improve your productivity and communication.
Make a Difference
“It takes each of us to make a difference for all of us.” — Jackie Mutcheson
It has never been more evident just how interwoven we are as a society. What one person does has an impact on the next and so on and so forth. Consider one thing (it can be small!) you can do next week to make a difference for the rest of us.
I hope to see you at some of these upcoming trainings!
- May 4: The Growth Imperative, click here to register
- June 10: Inspired Leadership Series, click here to register
- June 17-18: Leadership Challenge Workshop, click here for more and to register
- November 19: ON Leadership Conference, Save the Date!