5 Leadership Lessons My Battle With COVID-19 Taught Me About Leadership

We’ve been battling COVID-19 for a long time now. There was talk of two weeks to flatten the curve. It’s now been close to two years. It doesn’t feel like we’re any closer to winning the battle against COVID.

I had a personal battle with COVID-19 in October of 2021. I had just run my personal best in a half marathon. I was feeling high. I was feeling good. Then, three days later, COVID-19 knocked me flat on my bum.

Man struggling in a body of water

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I remember how it started. I felt dizzy on a Tuesday night. Wednesday, I woke up and told the office I wouldn’t be in. By Friday, I was struggling to walk more than 10 to 20 feet at a time. I even wound up in the emergency room twice for breathing issues.