CAE Briefing E43: 2020-03-22

COVID-19 has caused quite the chaos around the world, and I’m sure you are feeling it’s impacts now in your business and personal life.

In times of chaos, most people want to hide in a cave and wait for the chaos and danger to pass, but that is one of the worst things you can do as a leader.

At these times it’s more important than ever to be present and lead, both in your business and personal life.

In this week’s video [insert slug] I discuss how to show up as a leader in times of chaos. Watch also for this week’s Jamming with Jason episode that will go deeper on this topic.

I also want to let you know … I’m here for you.

I know how hard it can be a leader when everyone else is relying on you, but you still have your own issues to deal with.

As leaders we often take the brunt of the situation and can feel drained, tired, and overwhelmed as we care for everyone else except ourselves.

I’ve cleared off some of my calendar for the next two weeks to provide 5 appointments each week for CAE discussions.

Whether you need:
-someone to bounce ideas around with,
-to vent or a shoulder to cry on, or
-just need a mini one-on-one coaching session …

I’m here for you.

I look forward to our call.

Until next week, be safe my friends.

Transcript

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Jason Mefford: Welcome to another episode of The chief audit executive briefing. Hey. My friends, this week I wanted to talk to you a little bit about leadership in a time of chaos.

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Jason Mefford: Because obviously there’s lots of chaos going on in the world right now because of a lot of the coronavirus issues so

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Jason Mefford: I wanted to just talk to you briefly about this because any time there is chaos or danger or, you know, different things like this that come up whatever that event happens to be

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Jason Mefford: There’s the natural human tendency for us to want to shrink back and and to kind of, you know, protect ourselves and go into our shell. You know, as if we’re like a little turtle or something.

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Jason Mefford: But what I can tell you is that is one of the worst things you could actually do because as a chief audit executive, you are a leader and people are looking to you for your leadership.

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Jason Mefford: And so, especially in times of chaos like this, you need to be a leader you need to stand up. Show up be a leader, do what you need to to protect and take care

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Jason Mefford: Of your people and take care of the situation that happens to be going on now in this next week’s podcast. The jamming with Jason podcast, I’m actually going to go into this in more depth.

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Jason Mefford: So you’re probably going to want to take a listen to that that on Tuesday, it’ll be titled again leadership in times of chaos, so you’ll be able to find it easier

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Jason Mefford: Where I’m going to go in more depth. Now I realize, you know, having been an executive for many years that when we go into this. Here’s a reality.

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Jason Mefford: We have to stand up. We have to be strong, we have to put on a strong face for everyone because they are looking to us as the leader and you just have to show up and you have to do it.

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Jason Mefford: But I know as a leader, often we can feel really drained by doing that because we’re spending all of our time taking care of other people that sometimes we don’t get time

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Jason Mefford: To take care of ourselves. And I realized that is a reality. And so again, often that’s why sometimes as executives, we can feel so alone.

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Jason Mefford: Because we’re taking care of everything else we cut our own problems to the problem is we can’t tell everybody about them. Right.

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Jason Mefford: And so what I what I’m doing in and you’ll see down in in in the link in the email. I’ve tried to clear out my schedule for the next couple of weeks.

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Jason Mefford: Because I know that many of you may be feeling that way. You know, it’s like, Hey, I’m taking care of everybody else. But what about me. Well, I got your back. I’m here for you. And so like I said, there’s a link down below for you to be able to schedule a time that we can talk

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Jason Mefford: Whatever you want to talk about. You want to bounce ideas around if you need to vent. If you need a shoulder to cry on or, you know, honestly, maybe if you just need a little mini coaching session.

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Jason Mefford: Because a lot of times when these things happen, our mindset. We move back into this place of fear and sometimes just talking to somebody about it, even for a few minutes can help.

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Jason Mefford: calm everything down help you get perspective and clarity again. So like I said, I normally don’t do this, but because of these times, and I want to be here for you.

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Jason Mefford: I’ve scheduled aside some time, click on the link and be able to get in on the on a call with me for that. Now, just to kind of wrap up.

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Jason Mefford: As I said, you know, a lot of times we end up giving to other people so much that sometimes we get drained.

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Jason Mefford: And so also during this time, make sure to do those little things for yourself to give you the energy that you need so that you can be there to take care of everybody else.

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Jason Mefford: That may look like certain morning rituals that you have if you meditate or do anything like that. This is a good time to take some extra time.

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Jason Mefford: To do that this week as well because we have to have our batteries charged so that we can help take care of everybody else. So with that, my friends, I’m going to wrap up. And again, if I can help at all, reach out to me and schedule a call and I’ll talk to you. This next week.

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