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I’m not sure how it happened, but we’re staring down the end of 2020. If you take Steven Pinker’s view of history, this year wasn’t that bad, but living through it sure hasn’t been easy so far!
We’re nowhere near the light at the end of the tunnel. On September 23, the Metropolitan Opera announced that it was canceling its 2021 season. The New York Times called it a “chilling signal that American cultural life is still far from resuming.” Just take out the world ‘cultural’ and you’ve described life right now.
So what do you do as a leader? What do you say? You embrace reality. You tell the truth. You demonstrate hope and optimism. You model stamina and resilience for your team by building your own.
We all have multiple tunnels to traverse – personal tunnels, professional tunnels, political tunnels. We’ll get to the light at the end of each one of them – as long as we believe that we can, as long as we tell stories about others who have, as long as we celebrate and share every success along the way.
Leaders communicate. Especially when times get tough. Especially when the tunnels seem so long.
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