COVID-19 - A Leader's Story

Dr. Shikha Barman is CEO of Integral BioSystems.

She shared with me her experiences keeping her staff together and saving her company in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. She was challenged as the leader of the company and by her own fears. COVID struck after she returned to the US from a trip accompanying her mother to India where her mother had stayed.

The story of how Dr. Barman saved her company and the lessons learned are the subject of my new article. Click here to download a PDF version of the full article.
You may find my earlier articles on leadership during a crisis and the board of director’s role during a crisis helpful as you work your way through this difficult time.
          - Crisis Leadership During COVID-19 Click here.
          - Crisis Management – The Board of Directors Role Click here.

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Flowers of Summer

I have spent more time this summer walking and riding my bike in my neighborhood and around the Boston area. I have had more time to notice, and perhaps pay attention to, what has been there all along. The beauty of the spring and summer flowers have struck me in ways I do not remember experiencing before.

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