Leadership during times of crisis? We'll do it live!

Episode 49 · April 9th, 2020 · 54 mins 23 secs

About this Episode

In this episode, Kendall and rachel talk about:

  • CW: we're probably going to swear more than usual
  • The tendency of technical people to try to solve every problem with technology
  • rachel's perilous journey home
  • Kendall's cabin fever
  • The uncertainty of the future, lack of faith in (US) leadership
  • Whether it's productive to vent about the above
  • Cutting yourself some slack
  • Directionality of venting/support structures
  • Forecasting vs planning
  • Having compassion for your leadership
  • Planning for multiple potential futures
  • Parallels to the 2000-era dot-com bust
  • Random prison pet training detour
  • Providing support for emotionally-strapped folk
  • How much authoritarianism is appropriate when lives are at stake?
  • The role of trust in authority
  • Self-soothing techniques from your hosts:
    • rachel: cocktails, Dungeons & Dragons, Murdoch Mysteries
    • Kendall: Staying in With Emily & Kumail podcast, watching and reading things that happen on beaches, lots of exercise
  • Zoom meetings are great until they're not

Special thanks to Mel Stanley for our theme music <3