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(Did you know today, 10/13, is “International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction”? We didn’t either.)
Ever wonder why some Mondays are knocked it out of the park, get it done days and others feel like walking through quicksand? I know I do.
Yesterday was a tough one at our house. It seemed like there were issues with everything we tried to do. I had a simple art project for the kids to start our school week out on a fun note. (Note to self: This notion of fun should probably be avoided. Mondays must be trying to tell me they are for serious business only.) The supplies I laid out weren’t working, so I went to look for more. The kids took that opportunity to get up and play with their stepping stones. As I’m rounding them up to come back to the table, I’m thinking we’re going to have to abandon this project to hit our time line today if these new supplies don’t work. Then the door bell rings. It felt like *insert hair on fire emoji* haha.
As I went through some meetings in the afternoon, I found out I was in good company. Many voiced to me that they had the same sort of Monday. Just one of those days, as they say.
To avoid the Monday blues carrying over into Tuesday, I’m practicing a little purposeful thankfulness. Join me?
I am thankful for: being able to watch my children learn and grow, projects being completed at our house (sabbaticals are great for honey-do lists), productive business meetings, Starbucks + pumpkin spice
What are you thankful for today?
PS…a quick product spotlight…
Do you have one of these little guys? We have one in our home, and I use it all the time. (I also paid more than the CK price for it during normal times!) I think they’re handy, another piece of data in the “how serious is this sickness?” puzzle.
I bought a pulse oximeter after our oldest daughter was hospitalized with RSV when she was 3 years old. She was born early (at 33 weeks) but as she grew was hardly ever sick. This time she was running a pretty high fever for several days, so I took her to the doctor. I was shocked when instead of heading home, we were headed to the hospital. Her O2 wouldn’t hit 90 even after a breathing treatment. I had no idea she was that sick, and I felt like the worst mom ever. That experience changed my outlook in many ways – and it prompted me to buy my own little pulse ox for home. I will never be in that position again! Thankfully she recovered quickly after they found the best antibiotic for her pneumonia. She was in the hospital for 4 days before being discharged – on Christmas Day!
That’s my little plug for why to have a pulse oximeter in your home diagnostic tools 🙂
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How to Decide? – by Gary our Chief Administrative Officer
(If you missed the previous parts of this series, you can read them on our blog.)
Apollo Mission Moment #7
The Apollo 13 mission displayed a variety of leadership decision styles. Gene Kranz repeatedly asked for opinions and options (“How do we bring them home?”) and at other times forestalled further discussion (“Gentlemen that is unacceptable. Failure is not an option!”).
One single decision-making style is not adaptable to all the complexities of today’s business environment. When speed and expertise are required, a command decision might work best. A consultation style works better in situations demanding high quality decisions. When buy-in is crucial a consensus may be appropriate. Whatever the situation, leaders must at times make and/or deliver decisions that are unpleasant or unpopular. Tough decisions must be delivered in a clear and concise manner. When the decision is final, it must be presented factually and without debate or argument.
LEVERAGING THE MOMENT:
- Select the decision style most appropriate to the situation.
- Make your decisions and move on. Learn from them, but don’t live life staring out of the back of the bus.
- Surround yourself with talented people who possess complementary skills and styles.
“Decision makers often sit in a very lonely position. This is a price of leadership.” (Unknown)
News to Start Your Day With:
- Right at 38,086,400 cases worldwide, with 28,629,200 people who have recovered, with 1,086,059 deaths AND 8,038,000 cases in the US with over 5,185,900 people have recovered, with 220,018 deaths.
- Apple will unveil its new iPhone at the marquee event today at 10:00 am PDT.
- Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson paused its 60,000-person coronavirus vaccine trial after a participant became sick with an unexplained illness.
- Half of Maryland residents would not take a federally approved coronavirus vaccine today even if it were offered free, a new poll found. The Goucher Poll released Tuesday also found widespread concern in Maryland about contracting the coronavirus. About 7 in 10 people say they are either “somewhat” or “very concerned” about themselves or a loved one getting sick.
- Disney is restructuring its media and entertainment divisions. In order to further accelerate its direct-to-consumer strategy, the company will be centralizing its media businesses into a single organization that will be responsible for content distribution, ad sales and Disney+.
- Amazon’s Prime Day (Along with sales from Target, Best Buy, and other online retailers) begins TODAY, with discounts on more than 1 million items.
- A Halloween launch for SpaceX’s Crew-1 mission to the International Space Station won’t be happening. SpaceX’s first regular operational mission (meaning not a test mission) to ferry astronauts to the ISS has been pushed back to no sooner than early to mid-November, NASA announced Saturday. “The extra time will allow SpaceX to resolve an unexpected observation during a recent non-NASA launch attempt,” tweeted Kathy Lueders, NASA’s human spaceflight program lead.