Everyone’s putting out their list for how to Work From Home.

Here is our list for Leaders:

  1. Reconnect with your purpose. If others call you their leader, then this is your time.
  2. Adjust your expectations. Especially in these early days, you WILL NOT be as efficient as you were two weeks ago. Accept it and carry on.
  3. Be intentionally patient. With yourself and everyone around you (i.e. your spouse, kids). Others have their own stress-induced frustrations and your patience can help them.
  4. Focus. Pause quietly, and get clear on THREE THINGS that, if accomplished, will make the day a success. Write them out and keep them in front of you throughout the day.
  5. Exercise. Whatever it takes. How you are doing physically directly impacts your mental and emotional capacities.
  6. Care for your people. Don’t wait for them to tell you. Ask them, with genuine interest, how they are doing.
  7. Get a different perspective. Talk to a friend outside your company or industry to hear how they see things.
  8. Plan something fun. The news and circumstances are a total downer. Counterbalance and levity.

This is your time. Lead well.