Reflections in the time of Corona

No more sticking to the obvious when everyone seems to be an expert on virology, politics and almost all else going on. Also, not relying on media for the accurate numbers and figures. I am choosing to stray away from all of this conversation and going to look at humanity and the positives and negatives that have arisen in these times. 

I wonder what it is I can write about leadership in these times and I realise there’s so much to call out and learn now. People and a study of existence and love and hope and faith and coming together as communities and solving for larger issues. 

A mirror is out there for anyone to look at the ugly side of humanity and a window to look into the beautiful world of opportunity where people are making a difference. 

The way the world is going, here are ten things that we must fix: 

  1. Domestic violence and abuse have gone up 30% in these times, this needs addressing 
  2. We need to start looking at solutions rather than complain about the problems
  3. We need to treat the planet with respect 
  4. We need to treat resources with respect
  5. We should be kinder to people not so privileged 
  6. We should not condone human atrocities 
  7. We must treat animals with kindness and respect 
  8. We must go past bottom lines and money in the bank to look beyond ourselves 
  9. If we cannot contribute, we shouldn’t demoralise those that are doing their bit 
  10. Don’t let your privilege dictate your behaviour and spare a moment for others 

Ten things that are amazing and reaffirm your faith in humanity 

  1. Communities have come together to feed those that cannot afford meals
  2. The healthcare workers who are relentlessly out there managing 
  3. The feed the street dogs’ campaign which is feeding them meals 
  4. Those who are helping not for profits with relief work with their time and funds 
  5. Companies that have put in efforts to ease the issues and help people in these times 
  6. Artists who are spending their time creating and hosting free online events 
  7. Countries and leaders coming to each other’s aid
  8. Lots of individuals and people contributing and funding support and relief activities 
  9. People who have come together to help the elderly with care and meeting needs
  10. Dancing, singing and fitness meet ups and online baby sitting with friends and family 

Five things people are grappling with

  1. Guilt thanks to privilege 
  2. Fear for their health or the health of loved ones
  3. Fear of the economy and the repercussions to business and lives in the long run 
  4. Depression and anxiety 
  5. Too much time and not knowing what to do to engage it right 

As for me, I am working hard and working 18 hours plus days. It’s what keeps me going and keeps me sane. Hang in there… 

Until next week, it’s a wrap from Forward Leap… 

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Shreya Krishnan
Vice President - Marketing and Communications at Aon India Insurance Brokers
Shreya is a CSR Specialist and Corporate Grooming Consultant. Her interests lie in Activism, Dance, Theatre, Poetry, Blogging, Modelling, Acting. She considers herself an Earth Warrior and is an Event Anchor and Trainer. She is a Pageant Winner and public speaker.

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