Ravenyard Priorities Assessment - Connection
Crisis is overwhelming, exhausting, and chaotic. It is common to feel isolated and to want to retreat or hide. Connection is an antidote to the loneliness of crisis. It reminds us to lean on relationships and to protect them.
QUESTIONS TO ASK
- Why is this your priority?
- What about this resonates with you?
- Describe qualities of connection.
- What does it mean to be connected during crisis or times of hardship?
- When you look back on this time five years from now, how will you know you embodied connection?
- How can connection guide your decision-making?
- Who or what does this priority serve? How does it help?
- Imagine yourself in a situation where you are connected. What does that feel/sound/look like?
Crisis tests our ability to “go it alone” and challenges the assumption that we can avoid feelings of loss if we hide them. Humans are social creatures and there is tremendous comfort from support. Prioritizing connection also means identifying ways to connect with our own values.
Leaders in crisis tend to shut themselves away with lawyers, outside advisors, and their immediate team. Prioritizing connection means being visible and vulnerable with employees, customers, and the public.
List all the people with whom you want to stay connected and ways to connect.
Use “connection” as a mantra while you work out, do dishes, or in the shower.
Do one small thing to reach out to someone today.
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