True leadership isn't determined by your position or seniority. It's determined by your ability to serve as an example. And in the age of COVID-19, setting a positive example is more important than ever.
(Please excuse the occasional GIF attempt to relieve the tension of this serious topic.)
During the pandemic, finding supplies, finding a supplier, and finding a way of keeping track of those supplies once you have them are all crucial challenges. But the novel coronavirus hasn't only presented a crisis in logistics.
We're all dealing with our own personal crises at the same time as we're trying to provide the best care possible to those in need. That's soul-crushing.
And part of the strain on healthcare workers is related to the stress of being alive in 2020, period. Any one crisis would be too much, but we're facing an onslaught of more than we can handle every day.
Dedicate yourself to improvement. That will probably take lots of flexibility and openness to new ideas. You've got a great head start with all the changes you've had to implement recently to keep up with changing conditions. Don't let that slow down.
And set boundaries for yourself. You don't have to do it all all the time. It's easy to ruin your own health trying to make sure everyone around you is healthy. Take time for yourself where you can, even if it's just five minutes.
That's all we've got for this week. Thanks for doing all you do. Be safe out there.