Think Tank Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Mar 20 2020 63 mins   1
Certainly been a hard week on all of us, but we made it to Friday! ELITE : SIX has reinvented the way we are running our Business Networking company! If you watch this you may get some good ideas, some creative ways that you could employ some new thinking and perhaps some new services you can offer people instead of sitting there and dwelling on the negative aspects of the Coronavirus. Topic was Coronavirus (COVID-19) The one-step to resolving the CORVID-19 hysteria There is one ingredient to shifting the lives of those being disrupted and the scenes of panic buying: give them certainty in the form of an absolute. Friday’s Think Tank meeting had two clear points: emotion and leadership. The two are opposites. The panic or mass buying of non-essential items is pure emotion. Emotion is driven by uncertainty. So much of what we hear around CORVID-19 is pure uncertainty. Leadership provides certainty. Certainty on the next step. Where the next step is. Something to aim for. Even if you don’t know what the next step is and you are leader of your family or business, deliver something that is certain. Deliver something absolute. Something that is near tangible. Examples: · A date (which may change), · A time (which may change), · A location (which may change), People need to know and now. Knowing and certainty creates safety. Safety diffuses emotion. Fear subsides. Rational thinking and action resumes. Life is now focussed on there being a next step If your boat is sinking and you’re telling your passengers ‘we will be okay’ will only work if there is a lifeboat they can see – the absolute. Deliver the absolute in your message. Now more than ever we look back at history and recount some of the statements issued in grave depression or war time. Now is the time to use history as our teacher and deliver what worked then. It will work now. “We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.” – Winston Churchill.