Brian Braudis’ 1-Minute Morning Memo: April 27, 2020 – Leadership and Empathy Are Now Required

Leadership and EmpathyOver the past months, there has been an endless deluge of blog posts, video messages and podcasts discussing crisis management due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Leadership and Empathy are now required.

I am anxious about this pandemic as most. But I’ve also been nervous that there’s a bigger, more permanent epidemic that is avoidable… the fear epidemic that is showing up.

Grocery shopping used to be a mundane, necessary adult activity. It has become a hotbed of panic, fear and anger.

One client said she left the house to go to the grocery store for the first time in three weeks. Standing in the isle, facing the wrong direction, a man approached her and shouted, what the f**** is wrong with you?

She burst into tears in the parking lot.

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them. — Dalai Lama

Don’t lose yourself in the fear and become highjacked into something/someone you are not.

Remember fear is useless. It has no practical purpose in today’s civilized world. All the deadly threats are gone. A threat now is your boss, the stock market, the grocery store.

  • There are no mistakes, only lessons
  • Don’t expend valuable energy to go downhill
  • Rather than panic, prepare

Here’s a podcast I recorded last week.. Why Leadership and Empathy Will be Required Habits in the New Landscape with my friend and colleague, Mark Potter, from Canvas Magazine.

I received an email after posting this podcast that said I was idealistic.

Of course! My message is about power not fear, what is possible not what is impossible!

If you don’t have ideals then what?

For me coaching is more of a way of life than a way to make a living.

How do you want to make a life? See my 45 life lessons….