2. Give yourself permission to fail.
“At this point, nobody knows if the decisions they’re making are the right decisions. At the end of the day—whether you’re a national leader or a company leader like me—we’re all being called up to make decisions we’ve never had to make before. So as a leader, if I’m running around stressed and concerned because I don’t have all the answers, I’m going to infuse that into my organization in a negative way. Instead, leaders need to be vulnerable enough to say we don’t have all the answers—and that’s okay.”
3. Focus on your people.
“We started with a one-time bonus to all of our staff in late March. We knew we weren’t laying off or cutting salaries, but we knew our staff members’ spouses might be in different situations—especially before the CARES stimulus money was distributed. We also started an internal fund for our staff and their family members to help with things like childcare during the crisis. Finally, our vacation and sick time is separate, so if people have to quarantine they don’t have to use up their vacation time.”