I've been reluctant to write about the Coronavirus; information is changing daily, I'm sure you're getting as many updates as I am, and I'm obviously not an expert on viruses.
But I definitely have thoughts about how this crisis tests us as executives, employers, entrepreneurs and community leaders.
Then I thought I'd compile some of the best information I've seen for how to take action (or not) for leaders. None of these are "blame" articles, or "we should have done this months ago" articles. They make me crazy. There will be plenty of time for that when this crisis is over.
The proverb, “Every cloud has a silver lining,” is taken from a poem written by John Milton in 1634. In it, the great English poet and author of Paradise Lost, writes: “Was I deceived, or did a sable [black] cloud/Turn forth her silver lining on the night?”
Milton knew about dark clouds. During his lifetime, he witnessed the horrors of civil war and suffered great personal losses, including the early death of his wife.
We, too, know about dark clouds. We, too, collectively and personally, understand how challenging life can be.
And we, too, know about silver linings.
Every cloud has a silver lining. Can you find it? Can you see it? Can you celebrate it?