A Leader’s Response to Covid-19

The following are all posts relating to the Covid-19 crisis:

Intention

Thirty years ago this afternoon I stood at a payphone at about 6:10 in the evening and phoned home. My mother answered. She was anticipating the call, since we had let her know earlier in the day that labor pains had started and that yes, she was the grandmother of a healthy baby boy.

Time

Thirty years ago this afternoon I stood at a payphone at about 6:10 in the evening and phoned home. My mother answered. She was anticipating the call, since we had let her know earlier in the day that labor pains had started and that yes, she was the grandmother of a healthy baby boy.

Courage

Leadership behavior in times of extreme crisis has always fascinated me. Some of the most salient examples come from the annals of World War II history. One of the superb surgeons I work with recently recommended the book, The Splendid and The Vile, which details life in Britain durin

Lessons

As I explained at the last writing, my last few days were spent off the grid, with one five-hour exception when we went in range as part of an excursion. It was the first time since 2003 that I have been disconnected for that long. I only plugged my computer in to charge once in five

Focus

Think back a bit about many of the projects you have started. Either personally or professionally. Projects that were high potential. Projects that were fun. Projects that captured your interest, almost to the point of hyper-focus. Put that same level of questioning toward those that

Past

One phrase you may recall seeing quite a bit over the last months is “some of my best ideas come from other people”. Originally stated by Dr. John Maxwell, the renowned leadership expert and writer, I use it today to preface a phrase from a physician client who is doing so

Crisis

In the six months I have been sending out these leadership thoughts, I have only shared the space with other authors once. Many times I will recount a great lesson learned from others, but the following I could not paraphrase. I write from Oregon, and recently we experienced devastati

IFR2

A segue from Tuesday’s writings: Now the connection between my two thought trains here? Instruments are used in aviation and maritime operations when things go dark and dangerous. Values are the decision ‘instruments’ that are used in leadership, or should be, when t

IFR

While still in the early stages normalcy with masking, social distancing and good hand hygiene, it is great to be getting back on the plane and back to meeting with people in person as society adjusts to the next stages of the pandemic. I am a fortunate traveler in that I still have a