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We humans are odd critters in many ways. One of them is that we’re uncomfortable seeing a problem that needs to be solved that doesn’t get fixed. If we don’t do anything about it, not only will we live with the adverse impact of the situation, but we’ll be frustrated by our apparent inability to make things better.
That’s the world that those who look to you for leadership are in right now and it’s producing extra anxiety. That’s one of the reasons why I’ve greatly modified my Fully Alive Leadership program to deal with the reality that you’re Leading In Uncertain Times. And one of the modifications is about you leading your people to pitch in and do something to make things better.
Everyone is at home in their sweats, plunking away on their laptops or whatever tasks they’ve been assigned, but all of us see so much suffering. What if we can do something to help?
Well, we can. You can organize a Red Cross blood drive and invite not just your team, but your whole shop, your customers and suppliers, even your bankers, accountants and lawyers. You can volunteer at a food pantry/bank. You can organize an appreciation line for hospital workers. All can be done safely. Every act like that helps both others who are having a tough time and all your people who pitch in, too, to make things better. Kind of a pay-it-back and pay-it-forward at the same time.
What we need now are ideas. Creative, helpful ideas. Put yours in the Comments section to help all of us. Then schedule an activity that makes a difference for those who need our support, and to help your own people.
Here is a no-cost, enthusiastically recommended webinar delivered by All American Leadership. Session 1 was outstanding and this program promises to be every bit as valuable.
“Getting Trust Right…Now”
April 23rd, 2020
10:00 AM – 11:30 Pacific Daylight Time
Even in the best of times, there is little debate that trust is the essential element for high performance. So, what does it mean now, in the midst of Covid-19?
Over history, trust has been called many names: The foundation, the glue, the grease, the key ingredient, and on and on. It drives success in relationships, teams, organizations and societies, and now more than ever, leaders must understand how to create, protect and strengthen this sacred element.
As in Session I, this will be a highly interactive event, with all participants having a voice, and being asked to share their thoughts and perspectives, both through live polling questions and small breakout groups. For this reason, we ask participants to please be prepared to share your camera, take notes and be prepared to be inspired!
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.