Maintaining Business Relations

In almost every profession – whether it’s law or journalism, finance or medicine or academics or running a small business – people rely on confidential communications to do their work. We rely on the space of trust given confidentiality. When someone breaks that trust, we are all worse off.

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What it takes to be a leader during the coronavirus crisis

What it takes to be a leader during the coronavirus crisis

Running a big company is never easy.

Spend too much on R&D and investors scream for not buying back stock. Do a massive share repo and people say you should be investing in the business. (Sometimes the same people complain about both.)

But that’s all piddly stuff now.

Today, CEOs are making decisions about whether people can put food on the table. About whether people get horribly sick. Or even die. 

This is a time for leaders to be measured and defined. Did you step up? Or did you step down? Here’s some of the calculus: 

Start with employees. CEOs need to keep them safe. But some of them have to go to work. They probably should be paid more. Others can work from home, and you need to try not to lay them off. Maybe cut their pay, but keep ‘em on the payroll. 

And then you want to

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