Expert Says Proactive And Compassionate Leadership Will Help Businesses Survive The COVID-19 Pandemic
Atlanta, GA…Despite the enormous economic impact the deadly Coronavirus is having on the nation, there is a way to understand how to resolve problems, identify and leverage opportunities and grow business during the Coronavirus crisis. The key, however, is finding meaningful ways to benefit customers and society at large, which is a vital leadership component that not enough businesses are currently displaying, according to Terry Budget , a leadership expert, corporate trainer and author.
A sought-after speaker, founder and CEO of Alpha Success, LLC., a leadership training and consulting company, which helps companies and organizations transform managers into peak performing, results-oriented leaders, Budget says those who understand how to find solutions in crisis situations that benefit not only their business, but also benefits others, are leading to win and are A.L.P.H.A leaders.
“Leaders who understand how to proactively maneuver their business within a national crisis situation like the global infection of Coronavirus Covid-19, know that opportunities can also abound in crisis situations like this,” says Budget, author of “The Leader’s Blueprint,” based on his own uniquely designed A.L.P.H.A. philosophy, which is an acronym for Attitude, Leadership, Purpose, Honor and Acumen. “However, a key to success is not only attending to the business of doing business effectively and efficiently, but in this case, also investing in the business of saving lives,” he said.
A major aspect of Budget’s work is to assist companies and organizations with empowering groups to successfully navigate through change and transition, while helping to develop and build more resilient teams through learning to lead with maximum impact. An area of specialty for him is being able to uncover and address root causes of organizational problems, and educating and integrating team leaders on how to resolve issues with sustained, measurable and lasting results.
As a result, he has led effective training seminars and workshops for leaders of correctional institutions, including the Virginia Correctional Association, Virginia Regional Association of Jails and the South Carolina Department of Corrections, where he has instructed leadership development, mindset transformation and GED preparation to promote prison and inmate reform.
Budget, a weekly contributor to the Atlanta Business Journal Magazine on Leadership, says that companies that recognize and address the psychological impact that a crisis like the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic is causing people, must get involved where they can to help combat the situation and think less about profit and more about people as the alternative will only lead to them losing their credibility.
“The world is in a crisis and now is the time to be a crisis leader,” said Budget. “Society cares about its families, and businesses and organizations should look at ways they can reach out to lend services to others who are unable to care for themselves,” he continued. “In this dire Coronavirus situation, leaders must get involved and make strides to combat this problem. “You are now seeing this with major companies like GM, Honeywell and Brook Brothers, etc., ramping up production of masks and ventilators. If you want to make a difference during these trying times, then it is critical to be the difference you want to see,” said Budget.
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AWARD -WINNING CHILD CARE PROVIDER OFFERS HELPFUL “SURVIVE AND THRIVE” TIPS FOR PARENTS AMID COVID-19 CRISIS
“I decided to share these ‘survive and thrive’ tips because I’ve worked closely with families of small children for over 20 years and if this is an uncertain time for us as adults, just think about how our children are feeling,” says Risby, a certified family life educator. “They are just as scared and just as overwhelmed and parents need to try as much as possible to help them not only understand what is going on, but to feel more in control as we all work to process the drastic changes taking place in our homes and around the country,” she said.
The founder of LaFarris, Inc., Risby, shares both her personal/professional expertise and experiences with others to help them overcome their challenges with finding direction, purpose and success in life and business. An alumnus of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program, a prestigious small business development program, Risby shares her expertise via coaching childcare owners and directors on successful operations and providing families with quality resources for education and empowerment. She also offers training to companies around the country on a variety of topics, including health, parenting, and family-related programs
The author of the newly released book, “Dare to Dream,” Risby was recently named among some of the world’s top women entrepreneurs for Enterprising Women Magazine. She offered her tips as part of her Brown Bag Parenting series of articles. Her “survive and thrive” strategies include constant communication via daily family briefings to ensure children understand the significance of what is taking place around them and to allay any fears they may have.
In addition, Risby recommends turning the situation into teachable moments for both children and parents; training older children to assist with efficient household operations while both school work and parent’s jobs are all happening within confines of the home; and parents helping to make the extended time together both therapeutic and fun whenever possible by encouraging journaling, creating videos and documenting family stories and comments about their experiences during this time, for posterity.
Finally, Risby strongly encourages parents to remember to be loving, flexible, communicative and compassionate towards themselves and their children, during this very challenging time for families around the country and around the world.
“This is a history-making moment in all our lives, which may become our new normal,” shared Risby. “However, we have the unique opportunity to learn some significant lessons about our faith, ourselves and our communities, which could help our families to grow closer, be stronger and be better prepared for success in whatever lies ahead,” she said.
For more information about LaFarris Risby, go to www.lafarrisrisby.com or email her at LaFarris@gmail.com.
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting businesses not only in the United States, but around the world. How is your business dealing with this pandemic? Do you have adequate policies and procedures in place? Do you have a plan to keep your customers/clients and and employees safe? There are many resources available for business owners. We have a list of a few that can help you navigate this challenging public health emergency.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions that are not addressed by the resources listed.
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