This blog isn’t inspirational and won’t give you any answers. Many out there are showing how resilient they are, writing blogs on ‘command and control’ and how they are adapting. We are being told how to behave in a crisis by army chiefs and are all experts at managing remote teams.
How can we possibly know if we’re doing it right? This is the start of a whole new world. It’s the toughest moment in many of our lives – as humans. Not as leaders, parents, loved ones of people suffering – as the human race. We’re winging it. Those of us that fake it ‘til we make it will continue doing so. Those of us with imposter syndrome will continue having it.
No-one knows what the future holds. My brain can cope with a day, a week and maybe a month right now, but when we’ve been thrown into such unknown turmoil for an indeterminate amount of time, that’s when I start to struggle. Not emotionally as such, but cognitively. I’m good in a crisis. I’m calm, know what to do and give fairly clear instructions. I can make decisions and am lucky enough to have a team who have faith in me.
As to what next, I’ve no idea. And don’t believe anyone that says they have. The truth is a vast number of enterprises like ours won’t survive. It’s impossible not to see a future without extraordinary levels of austerity. A future blog will write of a better world where we value people more. I hope.
Right now we haven’t even peaked in Coronavirus cases. There is more unknown hardship to come. I am no different to you. I am trying to look after myself and others, to read voraciously about the support on offer, keep busy with new ideas development and make as informed decisions as I can for the best.
You might see less blogging from me. Then again, you may see more. Because I don’t have a crystal ball I don’t know. Good luck to you all. I hope very much to see you on the other side.