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Our Leadership Got COVID... This is What We Learned

A leadership team got COVID during the same week. In our recent article we some lessons they learned through the experience. This will be helpful to you in order to navigate if / when your leadership gets hit.

Recently the majority of the executive team at Christ Fellowship Miami got COVID during the same week. We thought it was gonna put a lot of stress on the organization. Surprisingly it didn’t. Below are some lessons we learned through the experience. Hope they help you navigate if / when your leadership gets hit.

  1. Be Honest - Don’t try to hide things. Your leadership is pretty visual and prominent. People will notice when they aren’t present at meetings and events. So don’t try to hide things. Be honest with your staff about the situation. They are gonna find out one way or another. It's best they find out from you.
  2. No Special Treatment - Whatever your protocols have been for the rest of the staff over the past year, they need to be the same for your leadership as well. Giving your leadership special treatment during a pandemic is a quick way to foster a toxic work environment.
  3. Don’t Change Your Policy - Everyone reacts stronger to a situation when it happens to them personally. That’s human nature. So it is natural to reexamine your COVID policies after you have gotten it. I strongly encourage against making any major changes because it can appear to be self-serving. That being said, if you do unearth a new best practice after you have gone through this situation, wait a couple of weeks before you implement it.
  4. Keep It Positive - You are a leader. People are following you. One of the main things your staff needs from you is a positive attitude. Whatever confidence, or lack thereof, is at the top of the organization will trickle all the way down to the bottom. So if you have any personal predilections towards pessimism, put that in check for the sake of those you lead.
  5. It Will Test Your Leadership Development - Most organizations have a leadership pipeline or apprenticeship program. Ours is called LVLUP and can be found here. Being sidelined because of COVID put our leadership development to the test. It passed with flying colors. If you are not currently developing the next generation of leaders, do it now. Put them and the organization in a position to succeed when you step out.

Many other leaders and organizations have been hindered by COVID over the last year. I would love to know what you learned through the experience. Send me a note at benstapley@gmail.com and let me know. Have an awesome day.

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Recently the majority of the executive team at Christ Fellowship Miami got COVID during the same week. We thought it was gonna put a lot of stress on the organization. Surprisingly it didn’t. Below are some lessons we learned through the experience. Hope they help you navigate if / when your leadership gets hit.

  1. Be Honest - Don’t try to hide things. Your leadership is pretty visual and prominent. People will notice when they aren’t present at meetings and events. So don’t try to hide things. Be honest with your staff about the situation. They are gonna find out one way or another. It's best they find out from you.
  2. No Special Treatment - Whatever your protocols have been for the rest of the staff over the past year, they need to be the same for your leadership as well. Giving your leadership special treatment during a pandemic is a quick way to foster a toxic work environment.
  3. Don’t Change Your Policy - Everyone reacts stronger to a situation when it happens to them personally. That’s human nature. So it is natural to reexamine your COVID policies after you have gotten it. I strongly encourage against making any major changes because it can appear to be self-serving. That being said, if you do unearth a new best practice after you have gone through this situation, wait a couple of weeks before you implement it.
  4. Keep It Positive - You are a leader. People are following you. One of the main things your staff needs from you is a positive attitude. Whatever confidence, or lack thereof, is at the top of the organization will trickle all the way down to the bottom. So if you have any personal predilections towards pessimism, put that in check for the sake of those you lead.
  5. It Will Test Your Leadership Development - Most organizations have a leadership pipeline or apprenticeship program. Ours is called LVLUP and can be found here. Being sidelined because of COVID put our leadership development to the test. It passed with flying colors. If you are not currently developing the next generation of leaders, do it now. Put them and the organization in a position to succeed when you step out.

Many other leaders and organizations have been hindered by COVID over the last year. I would love to know what you learned through the experience. Send me a note at benstapley@gmail.com and let me know. Have an awesome day.

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H1 What’s a Rich Text element?

H2 What’s a Rich Text element?

H3 What’s a Rich Text element?

H4 What’s a Rich Text element?

H5 What’s a Rich Text element?
H6 What’s a Rich Text element?

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

H4 Static and dynamic content editing

A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!

H4 How to customize formatting for each rich text

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

  • List Item 1
  • List Item 2
  • List Item 3

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

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A leadership team got COVID during the same week. In our recent article we some lessons they learned through the experience. This will be helpful to you in order to navigate if / when your leadership gets hit.

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Recently the majority of the executive team at Christ Fellowship Miami got COVID during the same week. We thought it was gonna put a lot of stress on the organization. Surprisingly it didn’t. Below are some lessons we learned through the experience. Hope they help you navigate if / when your leadership gets hit.

  1. Be Honest - Don’t try to hide things. Your leadership is pretty visual and prominent. People will notice when they aren’t present at meetings and events. So don’t try to hide things. Be honest with your staff about the situation. They are gonna find out one way or another. It's best they find out from you.
  2. No Special Treatment - Whatever your protocols have been for the rest of the staff over the past year, they need to be the same for your leadership as well. Giving your leadership special treatment during a pandemic is a quick way to foster a toxic work environment.
  3. Don’t Change Your Policy - Everyone reacts stronger to a situation when it happens to them personally. That’s human nature. So it is natural to reexamine your COVID policies after you have gotten it. I strongly encourage against making any major changes because it can appear to be self-serving. That being said, if you do unearth a new best practice after you have gone through this situation, wait a couple of weeks before you implement it.
  4. Keep It Positive - You are a leader. People are following you. One of the main things your staff needs from you is a positive attitude. Whatever confidence, or lack thereof, is at the top of the organization will trickle all the way down to the bottom. So if you have any personal predilections towards pessimism, put that in check for the sake of those you lead.
  5. It Will Test Your Leadership Development - Most organizations have a leadership pipeline or apprenticeship program. Ours is called LVLUP and can be found here. Being sidelined because of COVID put our leadership development to the test. It passed with flying colors. If you are not currently developing the next generation of leaders, do it now. Put them and the organization in a position to succeed when you step out.

Many other leaders and organizations have been hindered by COVID over the last year. I would love to know what you learned through the experience. Send me a note at benstapley@gmail.com and let me know. Have an awesome day.

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