Every cloud has a silver lining; we must look for signs of hope in the negative situations surrounding us. It’s easy to become enmeshed in negativity: high unemployment, businesses going under, and lives turned upside down.
This past year has provided lessons in resilience and risk. What used to be once-in-a-hundred-year events (a pandemic, record setting hurricanes, floods, and wildfires) are hitting us from every direction more often. This is an important time to assess and prepare for whatever large-scale catastrophes lie ahead.
Harvey Mackey tells the story of a friend who was flying from San Francisco to Los Angeles. There was a 45-minute delay in taking off and then the plane had to make an unexpected landing in Sacramento. The flight attendants announced people could get off the aircraft if they would return in 30 minutes.
People are reacting in different ways to current events: the pandemic, civil unrest, election jitters, stock market swings, etc. Some are celebrating, some are screaming in despair, others are crouched in fear waiting for the next catastrophe. There’s hardly anyone who hasn’t been negatively affected by one or more of these events.
When will we finally be able to stop worrying about this #!!#%$ pandemic!? Unfortunately, that’s a question no one has a definite answer for. The result is fear, anxiety, and stress that according to the CDC, can be so overwhelming, it can lead to burnout. Knowing what to look for help. Stress can make people feel irritated, angry, and uncertain. Some
Every organization needs radical honesty. The leaders who run them juggle innumerable demands, take massive action and push their limits every day. Being responsible for keeping a business solvent, people employed AND healthy is more challenging than ever. We often think it means we need to put on a show of strength, keeping our own struggles and insecurities to ourselves. But