Facilitating a discussion with a group of leaders, I threw out this question.
You were successful as leaders before Covid, you were successful going into Covid, you are continuing to be successful during Covid…how will you lead your teams out of Covid?
How, after well over a year that their teams have worked from home, they would bring them back into the corporate setting, acknowledging the challenges that lie ahead.
A leader said, “We need to realize there will be a dip in productivity as everyone goes through a re-socialization process.”
I had not even thought of that challenge.
Another leader spoke up and used a word I do not recall having ever heard during a leadership session.
They continued, “I am going to untangle Covid through grace and mercy.”
Others begin to respond with positive affirmation.
When I asked others to speak into this strategy, they began to use words like empathy, compassion and patience.
Just the word untangle has caused me to establish a Covid exit strategy for my own life, my own career and those I train and coach.
Coming out of an unprecedented historical event with little if any experience as to how to guide our teams, even ourselves into this new normal, possibly the best strategy is to untangle Covid through grace and mercy.
I believe this is going to work.