Fear means you care. Fear means you will think twice. Fear means long-term matters to you. Fear means you are learning. Fear means you are not alone. Fear is good, and when you accept it in your life, name it, verbalize it, it is a lot less scary than you think.
If you are a leader in this difficult time, go on video as soon as possible and talk to the people that look at you for an answer. Make it a recurrent thing, and most of all make it about them. How they feel, what they fear, what they need, how they are going to … Continue reading Needed
Why do people keep going out and gather in groups when they are told to stay in and avoid in person contacts? Because it is very difficult for each one of us to picture what could be, what could happen, the damage (or good) we might be bringing about. Until that is finally here and … Continue reading Authority and people
Generosity and kindness work very well as a marketing tactic, particularly in times of uncertainty and discomfort. If you have something valuable to share, do it. But value is not measured on your income statement, in this case more than ever. It is measured in the impact you have on those you serve, in the … Continue reading The difference you make
Now more than ever, have your expectations clear and communicated to those around you. As our personal, professional and family lives overlap for a necessary confinement, the worst thing that can happen is trying to keep all of them going at the same time. Allocate the right amount of time to work, playing with the … Continue reading Reminder
In certain circumstances, when much is at stake, when it's a matter of life or death, when you are trying to contain a problem that could have grim repercussion, overreacting can be the right choice. It's about protecting something that is dear, and it is ok to be overly precautious. Being preoccupied, on the other … Continue reading Precaution and preoccupation
Not everything is urgent. Not everything is important. Not everything is newsworthy, and not everything that is newsworthy is a tragedy. Not everything requires your attention. Not everything demands that you change your plans. Not everything is a debate in search of a winner. Not everything is worth your time. When we lose the ability … Continue reading Not everything