When do we do more? What do we do less of?
There is a lot of talk right now. Some of it is fact. A lot of it isn’t. All of a sudden we have two new practices: hand washing and social distance. And a lot of uncertainty.
We are flattening a curve, not putting up a roadblock. We need the experts in epidemiology and public safety to lead us right now. So we can manage our microbes and ultimately save lives.
But what about the rest of it?
That’s where our personal leadership comes in.
It’s hard to know what to do more of, and when to do less. But we can each have an impact with
The tone we set
How we interact (especially when we do leave the house)
By how we adapt our work or business
Once we’ve had our fill of facts, we can choose:
Less media, more music
Less avoidance, more eye contact
Less panic, more presence
Less isolation, more connection
Less of what weakens you, more of what makes you feel strong.
For a little levity, here’s Paul Rudd and Jason Segel’s Do More, Do Less surfing scene from the movie Forgetting Sarah Marshall. I can’t help but think we all feel a little like Jason Segel’s character right now.