In times of crisis, we look to our leaders to understand what is happening, to gain confidence in how we’ll all make it through.
While there will always be institutions and individuals that fail us in times of crisis, I wanted to highlight people and organizations right here and now that are leading the charge.
We’ve all had moments of anxiety and dread over the past few weeks, and that will most likely persist in the coming months. Reading about and listening to their exploits have given me peace of mind, as well as inspiration. I hope it does the same for you!
First, let’s start with some inspirational organizations who have evolved as Corona has gripped our country to help their customers, employees, and society.
Next, here are some people that I’ve found to be thoughtful and balanced experts when it comes to understanding COVID-19. They aren’t looking for a headline, and aren’t afraid to say “I don’t know” even when they’re asked questions that they are more knowledgable about than 99% of the world.
In addition to these world renowned thinkers, I’ve seen a lot of kindness and community happening in my circles. An HR leader started doing weekly happy hours with her team via Zoom. A friend just started a weekly Risk night after the kids go to bed. Other friends are pre-buying restaurant meals, donating masks to hospitals, and doing simple things like saying hello and smiling more often to strangers and neighbors.
I hope this post provides some inspiration and hope. We don’t need to be PhDs or CEOs to have an impact on other people.
I’d love to learn about more inspirational stories! Please let us know who’s inspiring you either in the comments or on social.
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