Just like sheep move as directed, so are people in an organization. They may not wait to hear your voice to tell them what to do, but they will listen out for the voice of the culture you have set, entertained or bred within the business.
COVID19 is a time of difficulty. It makes all other challenges you have had look like child’s play. The Shepherd CEO role is now more in demand than ever before, not to mention the demand for a culture that encourages safety, is considerate of the emotional stress, is willing to do all it can to keep the team productive without further stress points.
In these times, it is easy to let go of the one and be thankful for the remaining 99. However, when as, a leader, a shepherd CEO, you sit down to count the impact of COVID19, do you want to be the one whose business entity lost something that could have been saved and maintained?
When you find yourself in the open sea of office politics, consider yourself a fisherman whose 3-tiered purpose at that moment is to get back home with the boat intact ready to sail the next day