During times of crisis is when leadership really gets tested. It’s relatively easy to lead when everything is going well and the economy is humming. Clearly in the last few weeks have been challenging for not only leaders but individuals with the economic and health effects from the Coronavirus.
As I’ve discussed the Four C’s in previous posts the two sees that come to the forefront mostly are Character and Courage. Since we are all Leaders of our families, communities, or even just ourselves this applies to ALL of us! The underlying nature of our character is our value system. Do we do take actions that are best for ourselves or do we value our fellow human beings? This is most evident at the grocery stores where you see empty aisles of products that have been hoarded for individuals that care only about themselves. Stores have to enforce the two per customer rule to compensate for people’s lack of values and common sense. This is when character really shows its true colors…
All of us are a bit scared which is to be expected in such uncertain times. We have to have courage to fight through this crisis as individuals and leaders. We have to be strong and work together to get to the other side of this crisis. If we do that we will emerge as both stronger individuals and a kinder more generous community.
Until next time, please stay safe, share our resources, practice social distancing and self-quarantine if you are ill. Let’s all be part of the solution and not the problem.