Leaders emerge during tough times, so goes the saying. All businesses and economies are facing a tough enemy with a loaded gun ready to fire.
#covid19 is that enemy.
No time to negotiate. You must follow the enemy’s instructions else you perish. And the instruction is #socialdistancing to reduce many cases of people infected with the virus so as not to overwhelm the health systems. The stay at home and economy lockdown orders are aimed at reducing the spread.
But when will all this end and business resumes back to normal.
Only if the cure is found or the vaccine, whichever comes in earlier. This being a novel or new virus humanity has ever witnessed, it means the vaccine could take quite some time. We are talking about 10 – 18 months, assuming all testing is done. We are talking about the world getting back to normal a year or two from now.
I don’t want to sound too pessimistic. But this is the reality when it comes to the process of approving a new human vaccine or medicine.
The world needs leaders – folks that can work with pressure to come up with a working solution to this pandemic – a vaccine, intensive care facilities like air ventilators that are in high demand. On this, we thank our scientists and experts doing us proud. This is what leadership is all about -finding solutions to the present challenges, one solution at a time.
At any level – family or businesses, now than before, proactive leadership is needed.
This is your opportunity to shine. Find something you can do and start doing it. If you fail to find it, know that you are a follower. And this kind of time hates people who wait and see.
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