We’re hunkering down to keep each other safe. In these uncertain days, with an ever changing reality, strong leadership is essential.
In Alberta, our Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Hinshaw, has risen to the occasion and been the leader we need: calm and compassionate, reassuring and real.
I also appreciated Justin Trudeau’s message this morning: he took the time to thank Canadian kids for making sacrifices to keep others safe in this far-from-normal time. Missing out on play dates and spring break plans. Helping their parents work at home and keeping up with school work as best they can.
How are you being a leader in your home or for your class or school? How are you reassuring the children in your life at this challenging time? Are you modelling healthy habits: limiting screen time, taking daily walks, diving into a good book? Are you checking in on those more vulnerable and finding ways to spread some cheer?
Brian Tracy once said, “The true test of leadership is how well you function in a crisis.”
So today, remember: lead with courage, be truthful and transparent, inspire acts of kindness. We’re all in this together.