Let’s face it, 2020 was one of the more interesting years for most people. It was bit challenging and hard in many ways, especially for businesses. It has been the year for a lot of firsts as well. For instance, if you work for a business that is always used to going into the office, you may have been forced to go remote.
There are many challenges to working remotely, especially if one is not accustomed to it. Trying to connect, reinforce, and lead remotely is a hard thing to do. Although it’s been a year for the books, there have been some leadership lessons that have been learned through the course of 2020.
It Taught Us To Not Waste Our Time
Time is a very valuable thing, and people have known that for years. Recent events of 2020 have shown us even more how precious our time is.
Don’t hesitate to chase your dreams or take a chance on something. It is always very hard to anticipate the frequency of golden opportunities.
Don’t Take Human Interaction For Granted
Creating friendships and bonds with people is important, and to some, they may not have realized how important until now. Friends are a vital part of communication and having someone to talk to when you are stressed. With social distancing being needed for a good part of the year, it has isolated many people from human interaction.
Changed Many People’s Mindsets
If you are someone who lost their job or had to take some time off during the 2020 pandemic, it may have given you time to dive into a lost interest you have. Sometimes we can drift from our visions of ourselves due to the need for a more stability. This time try to take time out of your busy life may and it may have just given you the opportunity to shift your mindset to something else.
Empathy Can Go A Long Way
There has been so much to be shown through 2020. Many people’s lives have drastically changed and have been a hardship throughout this year. Losing jobs, getting sick, or having family members who are sick. Our words can be very powerful and should be thought about before they are spoken. Empathy towards others can really make a difference in someone’s day.
~ Written for us by our associate Gary Sorrell, Sorrell Associates, LLC. Copyright protected. All rights reserved.