Lovin’ Your Leader List
So much has changed in recent months and slowing down appears not to be part of our near future’s intention. With regular warnings and cautions, new rules, new protocols, and even minimum pay changes, now there are new laws that could be coming all making leading, in today’s environment feel overwhelming. The role of a boss has been expanded and now includes the added stress of dealing with all things social justice, politics, and a pandemic. You and your fellow leaders are likely making changes to your policies, writing new handbooks, adjusting what’s considered diversity or even appropriate verbiage, all while giving marketing new direction and learning how to look less tired than you feel on a tiny laptop camera. You or your boss may even have had to make decisions about lay-offs and budget slashes along with how to continue growing or at least keep the doors open. Oh wait. Did someone say employees still need development? Sheesh. Ya think maybe leaders need a moment and maybe a snickers?
Look. Even if you’re a boss over at Amazon or Netflix, let’s face it. This past year, all leaders have been through the ringer and we’re bettin’ no one’s handed you a trophy for surviving the Pandemic or for your new Zoom skill sets.
We thought it might be time to change that and show some love to our fellow leaders.
Welcome to the Lovin’ Your Leader List and initiative!
If you know of a boss, manager, or leader who has done something spectacular, they are a candidate for a Lovin’ Your Leader nomination. Maybe they managed to engage everyone in a cool way on those weekly online meetings or maybe they finally are the ones who said no more meetings until we need to share something really important. Maybe your boss managed to keep everyone employed but had to take a pay cut of their own or forego a bonus. Or maybe your boss is just one cool person to whom you’d like to give a “shout out” because you know they need it and would love seeing their name posted, it’s time to get ‘em on the Lovin’ Your Leader List. (or get those you lead to start making some nominations about all the cool things you are doing!)
Ready to make your first nomination?
Upon receiving nominations from the form above, we’ll post weekly winners on the Contagious Companies Facebook Page where you’ll find the Lovin’ Your Leader list and initiative. Consider it a step up from the multiple Facebook #dailychallenges. Consider it a way to say thanks without seeming sappy. Consider this a chance to raise hopes, improve spirits, change moods and heck, spread some love around without being a goober. Gosh knows, we could all use some uplift in this time in our history and who better to lead that effort than a company whose very name includes contagious!