The Ultimate Purpose
Through this current Covid-19 crisis or any crisis, our thoughts turn to the immediate as our survival instincts kick in.
And even in the immediate, some people will still turn to self-preservation mode in order to stay in power, not lose influence, make more money, gain notoriety.
The fact of the matter is, in times of crises jobs are lost, money evaporates, people die and livelihoods are destroyed.
So what is the ultimate purpose of trying to lead through a crisis?
It’s what’s left after this is all over.
Our families, friends, customers, colleagues, and strangers that we served to rescue are what’s always present and what’s left if everything else goes away.
By focusing on what we’ll know we’ll have after any crisis – family, friends, coworkers, neighbors – we need to be mindful of how we’ll treat them on the road to recovery afterwards.
In being compassionate for others first, lifting others up and sacrificing some of our own comforts (which may be gone after an emergency situation), we will gain the right perspective for the ultimate purpose of leadership.
Serving others through good and bad times for a common goal.
Stay safe and focused on others.