Stop framing a global pandemic as an opportunity...
I read some post saying #sales leaders need to use optimistic language, specifically that "Now is a great time to steal market share from competitors."
Personally, I never viewed a company outcome as a way to deliver optimism. As a sales leader, I remind myself first and then others of being:
- grateful for our situations
- humble and dignified in the face of uncertainty
- supportive to others that depend on us
- mindful of what we can and cannot control
Quite frankly, the post and the book it was referencing felt predatory. I will never look at a global crisis as a way to steal anything from anyone. There's no joy to be had from the difficulty of others.
Stop trying to frame a global pandemic as an opportunity. Just accept the nature of the calamity and focus on the qualities of good character and conduct that matter most in times like this.