To our human family:

The last few weeks have been a roller coaster, and I am sure we still have some distance to go. Although I don’t want to minimize what is going on, I have decided to focus on recovery. We will come out of this, but it won’t be without leadership, compassion, and dedication. Here are some tips that might help in those areas.

First and foremost, stay calm. Remember that panic is contagious, but so is leadership.

Take care of yourself, eat healthily, drink plenty of water, rest, and exercise. To be an effective leader at work or home, you must be and stay healthy.

Limit your consumption of news. Although it is essential to stay informed about the measures our local government is taking to keep us safe, the mass media is churning out a lot of negative messages and misinformation. So be selective about your sources of information and limit your dose of content consumption.

Distance yourself from the social media naysayers. Although social media can be a good medium to strengthen our bonds, many people tend to use this channel to hype difficult times. So, I recommend that you exercise discipline, and limit its use to that which you must.

Identify sources of information that are objective and truthful. Right now, rumors and misinformation abound; perhaps you have noticed that many of our political pundits are now epidemiologists or medical professionals. I think it is best to stay away from the ongoing conversation and just keep informed about statements and requests from government officials.

Prioritize issues of greatest urgency, so that you can be effective. Remember that we can’t focus on everything at once.

Improve the thoroughness and frequency of your communication with your employees, family, patients, and clients. This will mitigate the sense of isolation and confusion that some people may experience, and it will reassure your immediate community, that despite the difficult time, most of us are doing well.

If you can work from home, this minimizes your risk of getting or spreading the awful virus.

Manage your cash and delay unnecessary purchases.

Remember that we all are in this together; I encourage you to look for opportunities to do something extraordinary.

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We will get through this together.

Peter Verlezza

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    Bigger Brains (who has a decent MSP program) has moved their Teams training over to YouTube to give a resource for companies who need to learn collaboration in a hurry.

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