5 Things To Not Do During A Crisis

Who knows when the COVID-19 crisis will end. I don’t. You don’t. The world doesn’t.

That’s okay. We don’t need to know when a crisis will end. We only need to know how to lead through a crisis.

Man standing over manhole cover

Photo by Viktor Mogilat

However, too many leaders lead poorly through a crisis. Many through no fault of their own. It’s that they’ve never been taught how to lead during a trying time.

These leaders stumble and falter. They do their best but they can’t seem to get their team through.

I’ve found many leaders are leading wrong through a crisis. They’re trying to lead like they used to. Unfortunately, old leadership methods don’t work during crises.

Staying Connected During A Crisis

A crisis makes you rethink life. It makes you reconsider what’s important and what is not.

The COVID-19 crisis has done this for me. With the shelter-at-home and social distancing policies, connections can become a hard thing to maintain during a crisis.

I’ve realized I enjoy spending time with people (I’m an extrovert, after all!). I enjoy changing up my routine. And I enjoy connecting with people.

In the last couple of years, my connection game has fallen by the wayside. I used to connect with 20-30 people on a regular basis through email, phone calls, texts, and blog comments. As the years progressed, I began to slack in my connections other than a few, select people.

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Photo by Toa Heftiba

This crisis has kickstarted my desire to be connected with other people. In all honesty, I think I’ve been more connected in the last month and a half than I have in the last 3 years. It’s been great.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Ralph Breaks The Internet

A Reel Leadership Article

Ralph Breaks The Internet is the sequel to the extremely entertaining Disney movie Wreck-It Ralph. Ralph (John C. Reilly) returns in this sequel only to break the internet and hearts of those he loves…

Ralph Breaks The Internet is a story of friendship… And of insecurity. Of old times colliding with new times. Of friends moving on.

Ralph and Vanellope in the internet in Ralph Breaks The Internet

The Wreck-It Ralph sequel pulls off everything a sequel should. It was refreshing to see a movie sequel succeed like this.

While you’ll enjoy the exploits of Ralph and Vanellope (Sarah Silverman), you’ll also find leadership lessons you can take away from this family-friendly movie. You may even be able to help your children understand leadership better! Isn’t that a win-win? A good movie and educating your kids, especially in this time of sheltering-at-home.

Today, we’ll take a look at the leadership lessons in Ralph Breaks The Internet and how you can apply these to your life and leadership position.

5 Questions To Ask During A Crisis Like COVID-19

Times of crisis are perfect times to use the power of questions.

Questions can bring clarity. Especially if the questions are laser-focused and help you cut to the heart of the matter.

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Photo by Camylla Battani

Discovering the right questions to ask can be a bit more difficult than the actual asking of the question. That’s why we have Google and the internets and this blog.

Today, I’m going to look at 5 questions to ask during a crisis. These will help you focus on what needs to be done and how to do it.

5 Questions To Ask During A Crisis Like COVID-19

Question #1: What do I do NEXT?

A crisis hits and it feels like all hell has broken loose. Sometimes it has.

This feeling of helplessness can paralyze those in leadership. That’s why we must ask question #1: What do I do next?

How Technology Can Boost Your Business!

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Developing your brand is so important especially when it is within the technology sphere. There are so many exciting ways to grow your brand but knowing the technology that is going to help you will be paramount. Utilizing productivity software can aid in the reduction of costs and also improve customer service. There are many different elements that contribute to business growth and these include improvement of your customer service strategy, lowering any operational costs, and increasing financial revenues. This together can really push your business forward and with technology at the forefront, these aids can really help you achieve your objectives.