Leading at the Time of Coronavirus Conference Today at 5 pm
I will be holding another video conference today for leaders who want to discuss leading well during the time of coronavirus. If you would like an invitation please email me at email@example.com.
What I Am Learning About Leading at the Time of Coronavirus
- We are living history. We are creating history. Now is the time to record your experience: through a journal, or video or audio.
- Keep supporting local businesses you have relied on in the good times.
- Set personal goals for the time you are sequestered.
- For anyone who is providing a service, tip extra big.
- Create a spreadsheet for all the people who work for you: include what they are working on, and what you can do to help them.
- Do whatever you can to help those who are hurting the most: the homeless, single parents, parents of children with special needs, poor families, mentally ill, and the immune compromised.
- Don’t be ambivalent about social distancing: don’t’ buy into the “this is not so serious” mentality.
- Listen to the scientists, not the politicians.
- As a business leader, think of ways you can help the medical establishment get the resources they need.
- Communicate, communicate, and then over communicate.
- If you must have your employees come in to your workplace, be sure to have everyone take their temperature at the door.
- If in doubt about wearing a mask, wear a mask.
- This is a great time to reach out to people you have not talked to in a while.
- Create “virtual cocktail hours” with your friends via video conferencing.
- Read books to your grandchildren via video conferencing.
- When you order online, try to order from local businesses.
- To paraphrase JFK: ask what you can do for your community, not what your community could do for you.
- Take this time to explore local parks which you’ve never walked in before.
- The future will be very different. Be creative now and be part of the formation of the future.
- We in Ann Arbor are fortunate: low density population with great medical facilities.
- Our focus on the here and now can save up to 130,000 lives during this crisis.
- Focus on gratitude rather than fear.
- Isolating at home is not nearly as big a sacrifice as what people had to endure during war.
- When you reach out to people, ask them what they need.
- Encourage people to call or text you whenever they feel the need.
- Do not be afraid to ask for what you need.
- If you are sick, do not be afraid to call a doctor.
If you need someone to talk to, I am available at not charge. Please feel free to set up an appointment at calendly.com/rpasick