When you place an order, be patient if items are out of stock, says Manal Kahi, who runs Eat Offbeat, a catering service in New York City with refugee cooks, which recently pivoted to delivering “stay at home” meal kits. “The best thing our customers can do to help and be ethical right now is to be flexible and understand that production and distribution are incredibly challenging, as we implement increasingly tough precautionary measures to protect our team and customers,” she says. “They can’t expect Amazon-level speed of service (although we do our best to compete).” … [Read more...] about What’s the most ethical way to get grocery delivery?
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One of the hallmarks of crisis is that the status quo is untenable. Change cannot be avoided, nor can everything be preserved. Most people have been untested by true crisis, and the pressure can feel insurmountable, leading to reactive behavior or paralysis. Reactive decision-making gives the illusion of control but can’t be successful because it lacks focus and goals. Paralyzed leaders surrender agency and become passive observers. The simple act of setting priorities can make all of the difference. … [Read more...] about How leaders can best set priorities during the coronavirus crisis
Local. Though liquor stores are considered essential businesses in some states, they are shuttered in others. Either way, call your independently owned local store and ask ’em if they’ll do a contact-less delivery. They probably will. Tell your friends. Family-owned. Times are tough for small wineries and distilleries. If you live within an hour drive of one, call and leave a message asking to order a bunch of bottles for delivery. They’ll be thrilled. Delivery right now. If you need a fix pronto, hit up Drizly or Saucey, depending on your region. If your state is allowing alcohol orders from restaurants, try Postmates. Bulk. Boxed.com is your friend for wholesale wine or canned-wine orders. Stock up on a few of the 6-bottle Staff Picks Wine Bundle. Curation. Firstleaf and Winc pride themselves on wowing you with new options at affordable prices. You are not alone in drinking your way through the quarantine. According to Nielsen, alcohol sales are up 55%, and people … [Read more...] about Your pandemic booze plan: 4 responsible ways to get alcohol deliveries during coronavirus
7. Not afraid to take risks, are open and honest, and encourage those under them to do so Respected leaders are willing to take risks and live with the consequences, realizing that without some risk there will be no growth, only stagnation. They encourage those they are leading to take risks and stand behind them when things don’t work out as planned. Highly emotionally intelligent leaders believe that openness and honesty are the best way to operate, and encourage others to come to them when things have gone wrong instead of trying to hide the problem because they are afraid of repercussions. … [Read more...] about 7 Habits of Highly Respected Leaders
7. They’re Genuinely Interested In Employees’ Lives Talk to any leader who inspires loyalty and they’ll be able to share a wealth of information about each of their team members–not only their performance history, but also their families, hobbies, and interests outside the workplace. Cultivating loyalty takes knowing your employees as people. Leaders who do it well are fully aware that their team members’ lives impact their work in many ways. Supporting your employees’ personal needs is one of the best ways to ensure that they’ll be there in turn when you and the company need them most. … [Read more...] about 7 Habits Of Leaders Who Inspire Loyalty