We Will Succeed...
As the world continues on the most significant economic and most destructive health crisis, our generation has known. Our Queen came out with a powerful message yesterday; she reinforced a key message about not giving up about being positive about the future.
Our Queen, of course, comes from a different time; she experienced real horror. The Queen lived through the second world war when the Nazis were bombing London night after night. My Mum and Dad, who also lived through the war, used to tell me about the attitude they had during the war. About just getting on with things and importantly never, ever, ever giving up.
Although we have lost many people from that generation, they installed that attitude deep into our subconscious. We will never give up, and we will succeed.
I believe we will come out of this with many positives. We will all be more robust, more adaptable, and we will all have learnt new ways of working. Our medical experts will have learnt significant amounts on how to deal with viruses. Our logistics experts will have learnt how to get supplies where needed in the most effective manner possible. Our engineers will have learnt new ways of designing products. There will be many positives that come out of this terrible crisis.
Our Queen said yesterday that "We will succeed - and that success will belong to every one of us."
Although the next couple of weeks is going to be hard, we will succeed. Can I suggest as we isolate this week we start to think about the future, how we see succeeding happening for us, how are we going to improve?
Ralph Moody is the founder of Target Training and specialises in trainer and management development. You can read more about him here.