Many of us struggle with significant uncertainty. It’s a leadership trait that takes time and maturity to develop. Those who have mastered it can effectively cope with change, shift gears comfortably and can decide and act without having the total picture. Developing this skill creates calm amidst the chaos. The good news is that you can take it with you wherever you go.
At this writing, we are now in our seventh week of remote working. Some say it takes 21 days to form a new habit. Some say 66 days. Either way, we have very effectively developed new habits, successfully moving into new effective and productive ways of being.
I find myself shifting between “this is awesome” and “this is tough.” Probably the blend of a professional extrovert with a personal introvert. At the end of the day, the truly important things come to the surface: the mission, the message, the impact, the work, but most of all – the people.
Regardless of this temporary physical separation, I feel remarkably present, and I believe that is due to the investment we make every day in our relationships. Thank you for all that you do, and for who you are, supporting your family, friends and, of course, your colleagues within the Goering Center Community and beyond.